The trailer for Fox Searchlight’s family drama Goodbye Christopher Robin was released Thursday, and it looks like a real tear-jerker — but in a warm, fuzzy, I-want-to-go-home-and-hug-my-stuffed-animals kind of way.
Watch the 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' trailer:
Or, if you’re reading this at work or on the train or anywhere, really, where someone might see you and you don’t feel like crying in public, here’s a quick rundown:
Domhnall Gleeson stars as A.A. Milne, the English author who first brought us Winnie-the-Pooh almost a century ago. The biopic shows how he was inspired by his young son to write the children’s book, particularly by his son’s stuffed animals, who would become the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood, from the honey-loving bear to the precocious piglet to the morose donkey. In the midst of national melancholy following World War I, Milne sets pen to paper with the hopes of providing some happiness, no matter how small. The film also stars Margot Robbie as Milne’s wife Daphne, and Kelly Macdonald as the family’s nanny.
The scheduled release date for Goodbye Christopher Robin seems strategically placed: November 10, perfect timing for awards season. From the trailer, the biopic certainly has the makings of an awards season darling, giving off serious Finding Neverland vibes. Plus director Simon Curtis is no stranger to those golden statues, with his My Week with Marilyn earning Michelle Williams a Golden Globe win and an Oscar nomination in 2011. Not to mention the cast; Domhnall Gleeson was featured in not one but two Oscar contenders in 2015 (Brooklyn and The Revenant), while Margot Robbie co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in 2013's Wolf of Wall Street.
And, honestly, let’s cut right to the chase: the Academy loves a biopic. They just do.
So be sure to keep an eye on Goodbye Christopher Robin when it comes the theaters this fall.