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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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Madeleine Worrall ...
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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 | Fantasy

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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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$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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When Paddington is escaping from Nicole Kidman's character, the soundtrack paraphrases the theme from the "Mission: Impossible" movies, which star Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman's ex. See more »

Goofs

When Paddington is a stowaway in the lifeboat, his only suitcase opens to show 15 jars of marmalade. After the second cut of the discard pile, there are considerably more than 15 empty jars. See more »

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Aunt Lucy: Long ago, people in England sent their children by train with labels around their necks, so they could be taken care of by complete strangers in the country side where it was safe. They will not have forgotten how to treat strangers.
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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 Easy Rider (1969) See more »

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Born to Be Wild
Performed by Steppenwolf
Written by Mars Bonfire
Published by Universal / MCA Ltd
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under Licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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A great Christmas movie...
24 December 2014 | by (Dubai) – See all my reviews

"Paddington" by Paul King is just right for the festive season. The fluffy main character you just have to love. The animations are lovingly detailed and of irresistible cuteness. The humor is wonderful quirky and endearing. It was a welcome change to laugh many times about a film that is essentially free of blood and death.

Nicole Kidman is wonderfully funny and nasty as Museum Director whose vocation is the stuffing of animals. The Brown family with the great Sally Hawkins as mother and a sympathetic stuffy Hugh Bonneville as a father is full of hilarious absurdity.

The Movie is one you can really watch and enjoy with the whole family and there will be no doubt that everybody will love it.


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