We all sat twitching with excitement in our seats as we chomped through sweets and nuts anticipating a good old heart warming Disney production.
When the film started I was already in floods of tears mode then after the emotional opening scene with Christopher saying goodbye to Pooh we were thrust into the hard life of growing up in a boarding school and going to war, followed by post war hard times of working for a London based luggage company at management level.
As a nearly middle aged Christopher is forced into making cuts at the company we are gently reminded of the ethics behind the world of working grown ups.
Apart from the much welcomed moments of 1950's nostalgia we spent a considerable time trying to keep the grand kids, (5 and 7), from eating themselves stupid with sweets through sheer boredom.
Don't get me wrong there were moments when the kids laughed out loud in the animated scenes however this script seems to have been a commentary on how tough it is been a grown up.
I would say this is a film more suited to adults and children over 12 who perhaps have the experience to see past the message and just enjoy the film.
The animation is superb in the style of Peter Rabbit.
Oh Disney have you gone political in your old age?
I thoroughly loved it so read the reviews before taking the grandkids.
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