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
Colin Firth was originally cast as the voice of Paddington. But in June 2014, Firth and the director Paul King released a statement saying that in a mutual decision, Firth would drop out as they could no longer see him in the role. See more »
In the short courtroom scene, the judge uses a gavel. English courts don't have gavels. See more »
[Being hanged by Millicent Clyde]
It's not even a code. It's more a set of guidelines than a binding ethos.
See more »
As the marmalade fruits land on the floor after Paddington accidentally slips and drops them, the letters of his soon-to-be name, which is also the title, are spelled out, but not in order. 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.
46 of 63 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this