I saw a lady take her shoes off and prop her bare feet up on the seat in front of her yesterday. And this wasn't a teenager (who, let's face it, is going to be socialized differently when it comes to norms and proper behavior in a movie theater), this woman was at least 40. I'm not one to tell people to be quiet or put their phone away, and even if I were, it was probably wasn't my place in this case. But I did spare a few nasty stares for her, including out the lobby.
Which brings me to...
It's kind of a riff on the same storyline as Spielberg's Hook--the child in a famous story has grown up, turned into a workaholic with strained marital/family relationships, and ultimately finds himself compelled to go back to his childhood world which--naturally--leads to him rediscovering the joys and imagination of his youth. It's been many many years since I watched Hook--the main thing I remember about it is that there was just so much going on. Both narratively and visually, the movie felt way overstuffed. Christopher Robin might have the opposite problem. The movie spends the first 50 minutes or so focusing on the bad marriage/bad father part. I think that is way too long to get to the good stuff--Christopher Robin going back to the hundred-acre wood--and when it does, it just doesn't have enough time to go in depth on what to me should be the heart of the story, which is Christopher Robin's realization of who he's become and his journey back to finding a connection to the boy he was. That sequence, despite being too brief, is pretty good. But it also shows that, despite the advertising, and despite the hijinks of the last third, this is not really a movie that's well-suited for young kids. It has some moving moments--"Have you left me behind, Christopher Robin?"--but it could've been more. Also, I always understood that "Christopher Robin" was a first name and middle name, but apparently Robin is the surname, at least according to this.
Also agree with Sabin about Eighth Grade--great movie, and Bo Burnham shows a natural filmmaking ability that most filmmakers don't approach this early in their career. The lead is extremely well-directed, but the fact that he doesn't turn it into a Welcome to the Dollhouse-esque misery-fest (which he could've easily done) was a huge relief to me. Just an excellent movie--one that'll definitely be high on my best of 2018 list.