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Paddington (2014)

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A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Madeleine Worrall ...
Agatha Clyde
Lottie Steer ...
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Theresa Watson ...
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Aunt Lucy (voice)
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Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
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Paddington (voice)
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A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist. Written by Marmalade Films

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A little bear will make a big splash. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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16 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Paddington Bear  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,205,000 (USA) (16 January 2015)

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$76,137,505 (USA) (5 June 2015)
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Sally Hawkins, Ben Wishaw, and Michael Gambon appear in 2004s Layer Cake. See more »

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The bear falls off the mail trolley in Paddington station and then steps out of a bag. When the shot pans away, the bag has disappeared. See more »

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Mary Brown: [Henry and Mary come off the motorbike into the hospital, Mary is heavily pregnant with Judy] Not going to let this change us, right?
Henry Brown: No way, baby!
[they do a high-five]
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The credits feature the assurance "No bears were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

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Followed by Paddington 3 See more »

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Blow Wind Blow
Performed by D Lime featuring Tobago Crusoe
Written and Composed by Lionel Belasco
Published by Roots Caribbean Rhythms Publishing (PRS)
Recorded by Stephen Sedgwick
Assisted by John Foyle and Kristian Donaldson
Recorded at Studio 13
Produced by Electric Wave Bureau
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Watch out for the world's most wanted bear
2 January 2015 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

OK, I must admit when I looked at the film poster, I had asked myself: How could a feature length film about a British family adopting a CGI talking bear be good? That's why I went into the theater with zero expectation, and Paddington proves to be a huge surprise.

As soon as I walked into the theater, I could see I'm the oldest one (excluding those parents), and I did feel a tiny bit embarrassed - sitting alone surrounded by hyperactive children. But then, as the film goes, I found out watching Paddington is one of the best decisions I've made recently, and that is not exaggerating, because as I watched that little talking bear roam around London, I found the inner child inside of me who's been lost for quite some time. I have never laughed and screamed so freely along with those children and I feel totally not out of place.

Needless to say, Paddington is fabulously British, and as a Potterhead (proudly saying so), I recognized a LOT of familiar faces (and voices). Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Imelda Staunton, even Michael Gambon, and so many more other spectacular actors and actresses are housed in this 95-minutes film. They are one of the major reasons the film is so appealing.

The screenplay of the film is impeccably crafted with totally hilarious, literally LOL jokes (some written particularly for children, and some more naughtier ones I'm sure only the parents would get), and also with moments of warmth so sincerely written that my heart has never been so molten before.

Paddington truly is a surprising movie, and it surely is the best non-animated family film made in 2014. It is ridiculous yet believable. Unlike the increasing amount of farces that call themselves "comedies", Paddington is truly hilarious and heartwarming with a story that is so rich and compelling. And I would recommend Paddington to anyone, and if you have not watched it yet, go watch it and you will find it's the best decision you've ever made.


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