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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.

Director:

Paul King

Writers:

Paul King, Hamish McColl (screen story by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Downie ... Montgomery Clyde
Madeleine Worrall Madeleine Worrall ... Agatha Clyde
Lottie Steer ... Young Millicent
Geoffrey Palmer ... Head Geographer
Theresa Watson Theresa Watson ... Stenographer
Imelda Staunton ... Aunt Lucy (voice)
Michael Gambon ... Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
Ben Whishaw ... Paddington (voice)
Hugh Bonneville ... Henry Brown
Sally Hawkins ... Mary Brown
Madeleine Harris Madeleine Harris ... Judy Brown
Samuel Joslin ... Jonathan Brown
Michael Bond ... Kindly Gentleman
Matt Lucas ... Joe
Julie Walters ... Mrs. Bird
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paddington See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,191,930 (United Kingdom), 30 November 2014, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,205,000, 18 January 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$76,271,832

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$268,047,808
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Emma Thompson did an uncredited polishing of the script; she received a general thank-you in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

The museum display case intended for Paddington has the label "Ursa marmalada", but the genus name for most bears is "Ursus", so it should be "Ursus marmaladus" according to Latin rules of suffix consistency. See more »

Quotes

Paddington: Dear Aunt Lucy. I'm sorry I haven't written sooner but so much has been happening. I even met the explorer's daughter, but she tried to stuff me, so Mrs. Bird threw her off a roof. Millicent Clyde. The Judge didn't think that prison would do her any good. So instead he gave her community service...
Millicent: No Please! Anything! Anything but that!
Paddington: In the petting zoo.
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Crazy Credits

The credits feature the assurance "No bears were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

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Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Emmys (2016) See more »

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Mission: Impossible Theme
Written by Lalo Schifrin
Published by Sony / ATV Melody / Ensign Music
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An Instant Classic
28 November 2014 | by talentgirlSee all my reviews

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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