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Finding Your Way Home with Christopher Robin

I attended a screening as a guest of Disney

Have you ever felt lost? Alone? Forgotten? It has been a feeling that I have been experiencing a lot this year, and why when I saw Christopher Robin, as an adult feeling lost, it made the movie so relatable to my current life situation.

In the movie, Christopher Robin finds himself working so hard, not having enough time to spend with his wife and daughter, and struggling to find balance – and happiness.

Meanwhile, back in the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie-the-Pooh awakes from his slumber to find that the once sunny Hundred Acre Wood was now gloomy, dark, and he was all alone.

I’ve been trying to spend as much time as possible with my friends and family, and trying to avoid that dark and painful feeling of being alone. The night that I saw the film, I was in LA alone. As I sat at a restaurant having dinner by myself, I felt so alone and almost got in the car to drive home, and I’m happy that I didn’t. Instead, I treated myself to a couple of pastries after my dinner, and drove over to the Walt Disney Studios to see the film.

That moment when Winnie-the-Pooh was standing in the dark Hundred Acre Wood, all alone, it hit me hard, and I couldn’t hold back the tears. So many of us feel like he did at that moment and it can be easy to stay in that moment alone and sad, but for that silly ol’ bear, he couldn’t be there alone for long and set out to find his friends. Because while some of us might feel alone at times in this big (and can sometimes be very dark and frightening world), there are people out there that care for all of us…sometimes we just have to reach out and find them.

Winnie-the-Pooh sets out on an adventure to find Christopher Robin and brings him back to the Hundred Acre Wood so he can help Pooh find where Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, and the rest of the gang had gone. While in the Hundred Acre Wood, we start to see Christopher Robin find healing while being surrounded by his friends. The one moment that I’ll never forget was when Christopher Robin was sitting on the log with Pooh, and he turned to Pooh and said, “I’m lost,” and Pooh responds with, “But now you’re home.” While Pooh is a bear with a very small brain, he is very wise.

The movie continues to share Christopher Robins journey of healing and finding happiness. It is a movie that will hit home for many adults and children will enjoy watching their favorite Winnie-the-Pooh characters going on a wild adventure through London.

Christopher Robin wasn’t anything that I had expected and is full of emotion and heart. I was glad that I saw the movie by myself because I needed a good cry, and while driving my way home, I felt like I had experienced some healing too from seeing the film.

I feel that Christopher Robin is a film that every family should see this summer (and don’t leave the tissues at home). Ps. Don’t leave the theater once the credits start, because there is a special surprise for all the Disney fans out there at the end of the credits.

Christopher Robin is in theaters starting today.

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  1. Haven’t seen the movie yet, but I plan to. When you talked about feeling alone, I feel that way sometimes when I stop & think about my adult children leaving some day soon like I know they will, like I want them to. But lately it has made me feel lonely & sad as I think about it. I still have 2 teens to take care of so I won’t have empty nest syndrome just yet. Hopefully on your next event, Disney will let you bring a friend!

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