Remember that tale about the bear who was so desperate for more honey he used a balloon to fly himself up to a bee hive, only to get his balloon popped by an angry bee? Winnie The Pooh may be a bear of very little brain, but his kind heart will win the hearts of many in Disney’s live action film Christopher Robin.

It is time for Christopher Robin to go to boarding school, which means he must say goodbye to his dear friends – Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet and of course, Winnie The Pooh. Years go by and Christopher Robin is all grown up but seems to have forgotten the important things in life. Meanwhile, back in The Hundred Acre Wood, Pooh has woken up to realise that his friends have all disappeared. After receiving a surprise visit from his childhood pal, Christopher Robin helps Pooh find his friends and along the way, Pooh and his friends help him realise what true happiness is.

As a dedicated fan of Winnie The Pooh since childhood, this film really hit home for me – but you do not have to be an avid fan of the loveable bear to feel something after watching it. Christopher Robin serves as a reminder to see joy in the simplest things life gives you, as well as some of the greatest things, like family and relationships.

While the movie will be immediately loved by children, it also teaches adults an important lesson in life. Even as a grown up, you should never take life too seriously and always make time for a bit of fun (and honey).

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