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
The project was originally announced in September 2007 and envisioned as a another collaboration between Warner Bros and David Heyman, while Hamish McColl was hired as the screenwriter. When the project moved forward in 2012, Heyman was the only one still attached to the film. See more »
Paddington rips the corner off a phone book page. After attempting to sellotape the corner back on, a few seconds later the page is intact with no sign of rip or sellotape. See more »
Mr. Curry, what do you want?
[Hold up a bouquet of wilted flowers]
I found these tied to a lamp post, and I figured waste not, want not.
[gives them to Millicent]
Charming, now if you excuse me.
[noticing Millicent's taxidermist van]
Um... Where exactly are you going?
what concern of it is yours?
You got there bear, in there.
[pointing at the van]
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The last few seconds of the Heyday Films logo has it turned the quality of a old movie projector to dissolve to the prologue with the explorer's film. See more »
I have to state this before continuing with this review, prior to seeing this I was very reluctant and hesitant as to what I was due to view. After growing up hearing the stories and watching the animated tales of Paddington Bear, I was unsure as to whether a CGI-heavy live- action tale could really establish a story that portrays the bear in all his charm, well my predictions were woefully inaccurate. 'Paddington' is a very well-executed adaptation of the titular bear for a 21st century audience. From the producers of Harry Potter, 'Paddington' delivers a family-friendly and charming atmosphere whilst conveying an endearing and gloriously comedic tale about a bear and his adventures in London. One of the late and great films of the year, Paul King's irresistibly warm story creates a sense of nostalgia whilst boasting a quintessentially British feel and pitch-perfect humour that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
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