The tragedy that laid beneath Britain’s most heartwarming bedtime story is brought to the big screen with an unapologetic awakening.
A.A. Milne’s work has a place in most peoples hearts for his marvelous creation of Winnie-The- Pooh, but what most people don’t know, is the trouble it brought to his family life to get this little bear onto a page.
As the film broadcasts the tale of Pooh’s inception, it too caresses the delicate drama that comes with, from father-son bonding to relationship woes, the script manages to capture the life of this great writer, with little hope of under-fabrication, the storyline is brutally honest and leaves little to the imagination.
With Domhall Gleeson as Milne and Margot Robbie as his wife, the casting was certainly unexpected. Though despite this seemingly unlikely pairing, the two have a unique chemistry which works remarkably well alongside the intensively captivating and at sometimes, unnerving, script.
Whilst the film does not idealize the happy-go-lucky bear we all know and love, it does leave one grateful for the sacrifices made by the Milne family, in a bid to bring happiness in an unrelenting post-war world.