Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)



Drama (2017)
107mins UK

Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Will Tilston
Director: Simon Curtis
Writer(s): Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

A A Milne returns to London from the trenches of the Great War. Angered by the senseless loss of life, he abandons the capital for a quaint house in Ashdown Forest, transplanting his wife Daphne, their young son Christopher Robin and the boy's nanny Olive to the verdant idyll. A walk with Christopher Robin through the sun-dappled landscape fertilises Milne's imagination and he contemplates a book that magically brings to life his son's menagerie of stuffed toys including a morose donkey named Eeyore.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)

The dark age of celebrity parents monetising their cherubic children dawned many years before the scourge of selfies, social media and smart phones. In the handsomely crafted drama Goodbye Christopher Robin, battle-scarred author A A Milne and his wife Daphne treat their young son as a sales tool in the mid-1920s to promote the literary adventures of a hunny-loving bear called Winnie-The-Pooh. A tender exchange by telephone between father and son is broadcast live on the radio without the boy's consent or prior knowledge, a trip to the zoo turns into a calculated photo opportunity with the resident brown bear, and playtime is curtailed to make way for a busy schedule of interviews and meet 'n' greets...

Goodbye Christopher Robin. Copyright: 2016 Fox Searchlight (UK) Ltd. Caption: Domhnall Gleeson as Alan Milne and Will Tilston as Christopher Robin Milne in Goodbye Christopher, directed by Simon Curtis. Photo: David Appleby. All Rights Reserved.The sacrifice of one little boy's childhood innocence for the happiness and healing of a shell-shocked Britain, which has been devastated by the Great War, is at the wounded heart of Simon Curtis' picture. The script, co-written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Simon Vaughan, gradually exposes the anguish and resentment that festered beneath the Hundred Acre Wood. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) returns to London from the trenches, where he witnessed hundreds of countrymen cut down in their prime. "Find something to be happy about and stick to that," glibly suggests his wife Daphne (Margot Robbie), who cannot understand her husband's inner turmoil.

Angered by the senseless loss of life, Milne abandons the capital for a quaint house in Ashdown Forest, transplanting Daphne, their young son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston) and the boy's nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald) to the verdant idyll. Milne hopes to pen a fierce rebuke against war, but is repeatedly distracted by his son. "I'd really like if you wrote a book for me," says Christopher Robin sweetly. "I'd definitely read it." A walk with the boy through the sun-dappled landscape fertilises Milne's imagination and he contemplates a book that magically brings to life his son's menagerie of stuffed toys including a morose donkey named Eeyore and a porcine runt called Piglet. Good friend Ernest Shepard (Stephen Campbell Moore) illustrates these enchanting escapades, which take the Milne clan around the world including glamorous New York. "It's just like London, but with more money!" chirrups wide-eyed Daphne.

Goodbye Christopher Robin is a classy evocation of an era that tore countless families apart. It's an emotionally chilly picture, reflected in Gleeson's restrained performance, which internalises Milne's post-traumatic stress and shuts out his family as well as us. That facade fractures in a couple of scenes, including one mournful heart-to-heart with his teenage son (now played by Alex Lawther) overlooking the East Sussex countryside. Robbie relishes her flashier if underwritten character, while Macdonald provides warmth as the nanny, who recognises the damage being wrought on her dimple-cheeked young charge. Sadly, Milne and his wife don't heed her sage counsel until it is too late.

- Jo Planter

Goodbye Christopher Robin. Copyright: 2016 Fox Searchlight (UK) Ltd. Caption: Domhnall Gleeson as Alan Milne and Will Tilston as Christopher Robin Milne in Goodbye Christopher, directed by Simon Curtis. Photo: David Appleby. All Rights Reserved.


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Rest of UK and Irish Cinemas

Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 13th October
To Thursday 19th October

- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Accrington, Vue Accrington
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Andover, Odeon Andover
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Aylesbury, Odeon Aylesbury
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Banbridge, IMC Banbridge
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Borehamwood, Reel Cinema Borehamwood
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bromborough, Odeon Bromborough
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Canterbury, Curzon Canterbury
- Cardiff, Chapter
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Premiere Cinema
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Cardigan, Theatr Mwldan
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Catterick Garrison, Empire Catterick Garrison
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Everyman Chelmsford
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Clonmel, IMC Clonmel
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Coleford, Studio Cinema
- Colwyn Bay, Theatr Colwyn And Cinema
- Cork, The Gate Mallow
- Coventry, Odeon Coventry
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Crewe, Odeon Crewe
- Cromer, Movieplex
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Odeon Derby
- Dereham, Hollywood Cinema
- Didcot, Cineworld Didcot
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dorchester, Odeon Dorchester
- Douglas, Cinemaworld Douglas
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Odeon Point Village
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, IMC Dundalk
- Dundee, DCA: Dundee Contemporary Arts
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dungarvan, SGC
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Filmhouse
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Odeon Exeter
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Fakenham, Central Cinema Fakenham
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Fareham, Reel Cinema Fareham
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Felixstowe, The Felixstowe Palace
- Galashiels, Pavilion
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Galway, IMC Oranmore
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Gerrards Cross, Everyman Gerrards Cross
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Great Yarmouth, Hollywood Cinema
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Harrogate, Odeon Harrogate
- Hastings, Odeon Hastings
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Helston, Flora
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Henley-on-Thames, Regal Picturehouse
- Hereford, Odeon Hereford
- Hereford, The Courtyard Herefordshire's Centre For The Arts
- Herne Bay, Kavanagh Cinema
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- High Wycombe, Empire High Wycombe
- Hinckley, Cineworld Hinckley
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Kidderminster, Reel Cinema Kidderminster
- Kingsbridge, Kings Cinema
- King's Lynn, Majestic Cinema
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Everyman Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Leicester, Phoenix
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Leven, The Kino Leven
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Plaza Community Cinema
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llanelli, Odeon Llanelli
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Maidenhead, Odeon Maidenhead
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Midleton, The Gate Midleton
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Morecambe, Reel Cinema Morecambe
- Mullingar, IMC Mullingar
- Newark, Odeon Newark
- Newbury, Corn Exchange
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newquay, Lighthouse Cinema
- Newton Abbot, Alexandra Cinema
- Newtown, Regent Cinema
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Cinema City Picturehouse
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Okehampton, Carlton Cinema
- Omagh, IMC Omagh
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford Magdalen Street
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Odeon Port Solent
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Port Talbot, Reel Cinema Port Talbot
- Prestatyn, Scala Cinema
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Quinton Halesowen, Reel Cinema Quinton Halesowen
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Ripon, Curzon Ripon
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Salisbury, Odeon Salisbury
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Showroom
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, The Old Market Hall
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southampton, Showcase Southampton Cinema De Lux
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- St Austell, White River Cinema
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stirling, MacRobert Arts Centre
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockport, Cineworld Stockport
- Stockport, Marple Regent
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Everyman Stratford-Upon-Avon
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thetford, The Light Cinema, Thetford
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Thurles, IMC Thurles
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Truro, Plaza Cinema
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Uckfield, Picturehouse Uckfield
- Uttoxeter, Cinebowl, Uttoxeter
- Wadebridge, The Regal
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Widnes, Reel Cinema Widnes
- Wigan, Empire Wigan
- Winchester, Everyman Winchester
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Witney, Cineworld Witney
- Wolverhampton, Light House
- Worcester, Odeon Worcester
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Wotton-under-Edge, Electric Picture House
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, City Screen Picturehouse
- York, Vue York
From Friday 20th October
To Thursday 26th October

- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
- Accrington, Vue Accrington
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Ballina, IMC Ballina
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, mac
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Borehamwood, Reel Cinema Borehamwood
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Burnley, Reel Cinema Burnley
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Chapter
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardigan, Theatr Mwldan
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Everyman Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chichester, Chichester Cinema At New Park
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Clonmel, IMC Clonmel
- Cookstown, Ritz Multiplex
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Cork, The Gate Cork
- Cork, The Gate Mallow
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre
- Craigavon, Craigavon Omniplex
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Cromer, Movieplex
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Douglas, Cinemaworld Douglas
- Dublin, Dublin Rathmines Omniplex
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, Dundalk Omniplex
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dungannon, Dungannon Omniplex
- Dungarvan, SGC
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Exeter, Exeter Phoenix
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Fareham, Reel Cinema Fareham
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Glenrothes, The Kino Glenrothes
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hawkhurst, Kino Hawkhurst
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Empire High Wycombe
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Inverness, Eden Court
- Keswick, Alhambra Cinema
- Kidderminster, Reel Cinema Kidderminster
- Killyconigan, Monaghan Omniplex
- Kingsbridge, Kings Cinema
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Larne, Larne Harbour Omniplex
- Leamington Spa, Royal Spa Centre
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Everyman Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Longford, Longford Omniplex
- Malton, Ryedale Palace
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Melton Mowbray, Regal Cinema
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Midleton, The Gate Midleton
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Morecambe, Reel Cinema Morecambe
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Omagh, IMC Omagh
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Penistone, Paramount Cinema
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Port Talbot, Reel Cinema Port Talbot
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Quinton Halesowen, Reel Cinema Quinton Halesowen
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rye, Kino Rye
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Salisbury, Odeon Salisbury
- Sandwich, Empire Cinema
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, The Old Market Hall
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockport, Cineworld Stockport
- Stockport, Marple Regent
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Swansea, The Welfare
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Tewkesbury, The Roses Theatre
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thetford, The Light Cinema, Thetford
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Thurles, IMC Thurles
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Uckfield, Picturehouse Uckfield
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Waterford, Waterford Omniplex
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Widnes, Reel Cinema Widnes
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- York, Vue York


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