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Movie review: A bracing sourness cuts through the treacle in 'Goodbye Christopher Robin'

Names are endowed with unusual power in "Goodbye Christopher Robin," a honey-hued but brittle-edged drama about the English author A.A. Milne and the emotional price he paid for his most enduring literary creation. Here and there we glean a few charming insights into Milne's methods of naming his characters: why "Eeyore" is perfect for a donkey, why "Tigger" is preferable to "Tiger" and, most intriguingly, how a Bear of Very Little Brain could only be called "Winnie-the-Pooh."

For his part, Alan Alexander Milne (played by Domhnall

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