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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
After the pickpocket is collared by the police, there's a closeup of a newspaper front page, with a photo of Paddington in a police helmet. The headline reads "A Fur Cop". That's a play on the British phrase "A fair cop", something a criminal might say after being caught at a crime (roughly equivalent to "That was a fair and square arrest" - "cop" meaning "arrest". See more »
Two sentry boxes are shown outside the gates of Buckingham Palace. However in reality there are no sentry boxes outside of the grounds. See more »
[Henry Brown is brushing his teeth with the toothbrush Paddington got his earwax on the day before]
Um, you're not using those ear brushes to clean your mouth are you, Mr Brown?
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The credits feature the assurance "No bears were harmed in the making of this film." See more »
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 See more »
I have to state this before continuing with this review, prior to seeing this I was very reluctant and hesitant as to what I was due to view. After growing up hearing the stories and watching the animated tales of Paddington Bear, I was unsure as to whether a CGI-heavy live- action tale could really establish a story that portrays the bear in all his charm, well my predictions were woefully inaccurate. 'Paddington' is a very well-executed adaptation of the titular bear for a 21st century audience. From the producers of Harry Potter, 'Paddington' delivers a family-friendly and charming atmosphere whilst conveying an endearing and gloriously comedic tale about a bear and his adventures in London. One of the late and great films of the year, Paul King's irresistibly warm story creates a sense of nostalgia whilst boasting a quintessentially British feel and pitch-perfect humour that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
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