Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
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
Originally, author Michael Bond was nervous about the project of turning his character into a live action feature. However, he was convinced after seeing half a minute of test footage. See more »
When Millicent is in the phone box just before she meets Mr. Curry the glass is cracked in the phone box in one shot and there part if it missing in the next shot. See more »
[Henry and Mary come off the motorbike into the hospital, Mary is heavily pregnant with Judy]
Not going to let this change us, right?
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 »
I Got You (I Feel Good)
Performed by James Brown
Written by James Brown
Used by Kind Permission of Carlin Music Corp.
Courtesy of Polydor Records (United States)
Under Licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd See more »
This is, without doubt, one of the funniest and most heartwarming films that I expect to see in my life. A true "Family" film, it should appeal to children of all ages as well as to adults who are still children at heart.
The cast is perfection, and the director has been truly inspired. The extra touches in both sight and sound that he brings to the film are brilliant - but I shan't specify what they are, for fear of spoiling the surprises.
The film walks a fine line being cute at times, but it never becomes cloying or overly sweet. Paddington lives. I quickly forgot that he was a CGI and simply accepted him as another part of the cast.
Even if you have no children to take with you, you should see this film.
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