This film, as other reviewers have mentioned, is a slow start. If you’re looking for a nostalgic Winnie The Pooh film, this isn’t it. The first 40 mins are purely depressing as Christopher is all grown up and consumed with work and the worries of life. Brief glimpses of what led him to that point are going to boarding school (mean teachers implied), death of his father at a young age, goes off to war (brief war explosion scene throwing soldiers) and ultimately at his present unhappy job. When he finally is reunited with our beloved Winnie The Pooh, who he had completely forgotten/abandoned, he is annoyed and inconvenienced culminating in him finally yelling at Pooh that he has no brains whilst they are in the woods. Children in the cinema around us described this as “scary”. How unfortunate that this was the word children were using to describe a Winnie The Pooh film. Hence my age recommendation, for 10+.
If you have a sensitive child, or a child that may be uncomfortable with someone yelling at Pooh, abandonment issues etc, maybe give this one a pass.
That said, it does wrap up happily, though you need to push through to get to this part.
Zero sex/nudity issues.
Zero drug use.
Zero inappropriate use of God’s Name.