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Paddington (2014)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  16 January 2015 (USA)
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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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Agatha Clyde
Lottie Steer ...
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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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Comedy | Family

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

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Paddington Bear  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$76,137,505 (USA) (5 June 2015)
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A five-minute preview of the film was shown to audiences at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

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When Millicent is interrogating the taxi driver, her hair changes between shots. See more »

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Master Gruber: My body aged quickly but for my heart it took more time
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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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References Mission: Impossible (1996) See more »

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Imperial Echoes
Written by William H. Myddleton (as Arnold Safroni-Middleton)
Arranged by Natalie Ann Holt (as Natalie Holt)
Copyright 1913 by Boosey & Co Ltd
By Permission of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd, An Imagem Company
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A Great Family Film
9 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

9 December 2014 Film of Choice at The Plaza Dorchester Tonight - Paddingon. I've been looking forward to this film for months and it didn't disappoint. Just in case there is the remotest chance that nobody knows......Paddington is the tale of a bear from deepest darkest Peru who comes to London and takes up residence with the Brown Family. There are all the recognisable elements from the children's programme, from the blue duffel coat down to the marmalade sandwich kept in Paddington's hat for emergencies. The baddie was played exquisitely by Nicole Kidman, a job she seems to relish. Mr Brown was excellently played by Hugh Bonneville, who seemed to carry a tiny but welcome piece of Lord Grantham into the character. The addition of Julie Walters as Mrs Bird was inspiring as she manages to bring her usual brilliance to the old housekeeper who had been with the family for years. The animation was extraordinary and had the whole audience laughing out loud. There was an audible gasp at one point when Paddington was in peril, and viewers young and old all sat up in their seats hoping against hope that our hero would survive. I went with a group of people of which I was definitely the youngest, the oldest being 78. This is definitely a film for the whole family.


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