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With 'Christopher Robin,' Winnie the Pooh faces his greatest challenge yet: A marriage in crisis

So many Disney films follow a child or young adult suddenly thrown into a grown-up world and forced to overcome all of its headaches. "Christopher Robin," however, turns a childhood hero of those who grew up admiring A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh" tales into a depressed and overwhelmed adult - a man whose youthful imagination ultimately proved no match for the realities of war, fatherhood and a thankless job.

In the film, an old and familiar pal comes to the rescue, but is Winnie the Pooh - a plump stuffed bear whose biggest bothers often involved stealing honey from a bee - ready to fix the life of a workaholic whose marriage is entering crisis mode? Or, perhaps more accurately, are Pooh

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