Christopher Robin: All for Nothing

Literally. All for doing nothing. And it’s wonderful.

So my friend and I decided to see this movie together, right after talking about being adults and having dreams without directions. In a way, this was a perfect timing kind of scenario.

Obi Wan Kenobi, haha, is Christopher Robin, a man so drowned in his work and too distracted from his family. When he was a young boy, he spent a lot of his times in the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh and their friends. However, their time ended when Christopher went to boarding school.

Apart from boarding school, Christopher Robin also took the responsibility as the head of his family at such a young age, met the love of his life Evelyn, married her, and fought during the war while she was pregnant with their daughter Madeline.

Years later, Christopher has forgotten Pooh, grown distant from his wife and daughter, and invested all of his time at work, where he is unhappy.

He makes sure Madeline is all work and no play, and the girl isn’t happy as well.

Then one day, after Evelyn and Madeline have left to the cottage where Christopher grew up, he runs into Pooh, who is delighted to see his old friend again.

Christopher, on the other hand, isn’t pleased. He decides to take Pooh back to the wood and help his old friend find the others.

When he spends some time with his old friends again, Christopher seems to have found his old self, the little boy who loves doing nothing.

Yet life catches up, and Christopher has to return to his world of work. But what happens when he leaves his most important documents in the Hundred Acre Wood with his childhood friends?

This movie won me over, completely. I rarely cry in public, mind you, but I almost, almost cried during this movie. Because it hit so close to home.

Christopher Robin is a movie that reminds you of how important it is to let go of some things in life that you cannot control. To just simply wait and do nothing.

To remember what’s most important in the world to you. And it’s certainly not your work, but family and the time you spend.

When Christopher holds onto his briefcase like anyone would a dear life, his friends ask him why? Because it’s very important to me, Christopher says. Then they ask him if Madeline, his one and only child, the most important thing in his life, is in the briefcase as well.

And it makes perfect sense. The naïveté that the childhood friends display while asking him the most mind boggling questions works perfectly in the battle against the harsh adulthood that Christopher is trapped in.

I wanted to cheer, countless times, when the wood residents asked Christopher the most innocent, yet smartest questions we never truly ask ourselves as grown ups.

It’s important to remember what is most valuable, what we should invest our time in doing, and where our heart should be, instead of where we think it should be.

I won’t lie and tell you this movie is perfect because it isn’t, it’s flawed, just like any other movie. But it could be the movie you need, and it’s harmless anyway.

Christopher Robin is an 8/10. And I recommend this to everyone, everyone of all age.

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