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MPAA Rated PG for mild action and rude humor

Sex & Nudity

  • There is scene of flirtation involving Mr Brown (the father) who cross-dresses as a cleaning lady and the safety guard.
  • A man and a woman kiss
  • In many scenes a man questionably stares at a woman
  • A woman wears revealing clothes
  • A character admits with a positive attitude that she went skinny dipping in front of her children at a public lake.

Violence & Gore


  • 1 use of "Good Lord", and "shut your pie hole".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Mrs. Bird (The Browns' housekeeper) helps the family enter the Natural History Museum by talking the guard into drinking with her one bottle of whisky (followed by a second one). Drinking games are shown, and the guard is encouraged by Mrs. Bird to address the challenge. Of course he loses and is left unconscious ...we are then shown Mrs. Bird on the roof having trouble walking and standing still, implying that she is drunk.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The opening can be emotional with the earthquake.
  • At the end of the movie, Paddington is chased around the museum by the villain, the villain is knocked off the roof, but later shown unharmed.
  • Paddington climbs up a shaft, there is fire and he starts to fall but he is saved. This scene is very intense. To escape from the villain (who in that scene wears a gas mask), Paddington hides himself in the fridge.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • The "glamorous" villain is a taxidermist played by Nicole Kidman. She can be very scary for young children (Nicole Kidman said her young children wouldn't be seeing the film because it's too scary!). She uses her seduction (tight dresses and close-ups of her high heels ) to achieve her own ends. She is cold-blooded; she does not show any emotion. She is sadistic and cruel.
  • Nicole Kidman's character is a taxidermist , who wants to stuff Paddington and put him in a museum. At one stage she takes delivery of a cute little monkey in a glass case and she is about to kill the animal when she is disturbed. She spends a lot of time chasing Paddington and shooting with a gun, which actually fires tranquilliser darts but young kids might not realise that.
  • Although there is no gore and nothing is shown, Paddington's uncle is stuck out in an earthquake and it is implied he is killed.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • At the start of the film, Paddington is happily living in Darkest Peru with his Aunt and Uncle. There is a horrible earthquake and the family run to a shelter but a tree falls and the Uncle doesn't make it. The Bears' home is also destroyed, along with all their possessions. It's a very sad start to the film (reminded me a bit of Finding Nemo). A main character's job is a taxidermist, so she has dead stuffed animals hanging on her walls and tries to kill and stuff Paddington. In many scenes the villain is shooting a gun which children may not realize is loaded with tranquilizer darts. The villain chases Paddington around a house, eventually setting off a smoke bomb and the scene ends with a mild but sudden fire explosion from the oven.

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