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
In a flashback, Henry is shown not to be so boring, at least before he had his first child. To show the transition, he arrived at the hospital with Mary on a motorcycle. He left with his firstborn in a Volvo. A beige Volvo. This was used as an example of boring by Nicholas Cage's character Stanley Goodspeed in The Rock (1996) See more »
When Paddington is a stowaway in the lifeboat, his only suitcase opens to show 15 jars of marmalade. After the second cut of the discard pile, there are considerably more than 15 empty jars. See more »
A geographic explorer goes to the darkest Peru and encounters two ingenious bears. He names them Pastuzo and Lucy wondering what will come of them. They learn English, admire London and love marmalade. Many years later, they are joined by their young nephew. After a storm devastates their home, the young bear goes to London with Aunt Lucy promising a welcoming place. Instead he is alone and only taken in by Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins) although her husband Henry (Hugh Bonneville) is very risk-adverse. She names him Paddington after the train station. There is also Millicent (Nicole Kidman) who wants to stuff the bear.
This honors the children series with a bear that is charming and delightful. It's a lot fun comedy without too many pop culture references. That gives it a timeless quality. The family is terrific and Nicole Kidman is interesting as the villain with a real story of her own. This is a perfect little family film.
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