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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 »
You once, there was once a war in the explorer's country. 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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Written by William H. Myddleton (as Arnold Safroni-Middleton)
Arranged by Natalie Holt (as Natalie Holt)
Copyright 1913 by Boosey & Co Ltd
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An Instant Classic
I loved it. It didn't matter to me that myself and my husband were watching it without the cover of escorting children, family movies are probably one of the most satisfying things out there to watch when done as well as this one was.
Cute is an understatement to describe Paddington Bear: he is simply warm and cuddly and I fell for him wholeheartedly. I may even add PB to my Christmas list of wants, even at my great old age.
Adult comedies can engender one or two laughs, if you're lucky, but this family fun trip had me and the audience laughing throughout (apart from the odd serious moments where it wouldn't have been right to do so).
Everything was right: the colours, the cast (except I'm not a fan of Nicole Kidman: her pert nose, pert bum or whispered speech), and again...I was entranced by the great warmth of the entire piece.
Folks, go see this one, whatever your age, with kids or without. You'll all love it, I'm sure.
My hubby hadn't wanted to see it, but he thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended. I'm sure it will grace many TV screens at many Christmases for many years to come.
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