Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Poster


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The film's depiction of Christopher Robin Milne's relationship with his parents is fairly accurate. The actual C.R. never forgave his father for exploiting him (perhaps inadvertantly) to sell books. Instead, he learned to accept what had happened, and lived with it until he died in 1996. His relationship with his mother was worse; she also disapproved of the woman C.R. eventually married. After A.A. Milne died in 1956, C.R. had almost no contact with his mother until she died 15 years later. C.R.'s only child, his daughter, Claire, was born with Cerebral Palsy. She died in 2012, at age 56.
The film was released in the year 2017 which marked the 40th anniversary of Walt Disney Pictures' 22nd animated film Les aventures de Winnie l'ourson (1977).
The film was shot on location in Oxfordshire, Surrey, East Sussex, and London.
Margot Robbie and Domhnall Gleeson's second film together. They previously appeared in the Richard Curtis film Il était temps (2013).
Domhnall Gleeson and Kelly Macdonald's third film together. They previously appeared in Anna Karenine (2012) and Harry Potter et les reliques de la mort: 2ème partie (2011).
A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, and C.R. Milne, Christopher Robin, lived on Cotchford Farm in East Sussex. It was also the last home of the Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, and where Jones drowned in his swimming pool on July 3rd, 1969. He was 27, the same age as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, and many more famous people.
A.A. Milne was 38, and his wife, Daphne, was 30, when Christopher Robin was born. When filming started, Domnhall Gleeson was 33 and Margot Robbie was 26. Robbie is also five years older than Alex Lawther, who plays the adult Christopher Robin.
This film won the people's choice award at the 14th edition of Dubai International Film Festival 2017.
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The real stuffed toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne and featured in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. They have been on display in the New York Public Library in New York City since 1987. According to the New York Public Library's web site, the items have been on display in the Children's Center at 42d Street, in the "main branch" of the library (the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street) since early 2009.
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Kelly Macdonald, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alex Lawther have all starred in Black Mirror.
Director Simon Curtis mentions at 0:29:31 in the director-screenwriter DVD commentary "And this enclosure, again, is accurate to the period, but now is unused at London Zoo. So you won't be surprised to hear that this bear actually is in Pasadena, California, and we had to use film magic to insert it into this scene." Black bear footage is credited to Greenscreen Animals in the on-screen ending credits.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

One of the titles at the end of the film says "Christopher Robin never took any money for himself from the vast income generated by the stories". Rightly so, C.R. Milne never used the money for himself. He did however spend it on his daughter, Clare, who was born with cerebral palsy. He wrote in his biography: "I had to accept it, for Clare's sake".

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