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Paddington 2 (2017)

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Paddington (Ben Whishaw), now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's (Imelda Staunton's) 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Gambon ... Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
Imelda Staunton ... Aunt Lucy (voice)
Ben Whishaw ... Paddington (voice)
Madeleine Harris ... Judy Brown
Samuel Joslin ... Jonathan Brown
Sally Hawkins ... Mary Brown
Hugh Bonneville ... Henry Brown
Julie Walters ... Mrs Bird
Marie-France Alvarez Marie-France Alvarez ... Mademoiselle Dubois
Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Dr Jafri
Ben Miller ... Colonel Lancaster
Jessica Hynes ... Miss Kitts
Robbie Gee ... Mr Barnes
Nicholas Woodeson ... Insurance Company C.E.O.
Alex Jordan ... Steve Visby
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Storyline

Paddington (Ben Whishaw) is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's (Imelda Staunton's) 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Written by STUDIOCANAL

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Small bear. Big trouble. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paddington 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,001,961, 14 January 2018

Gross USA:

$40,891,591

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$227,978,523
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | SDDS | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Phoenix exclaims "Thank Larry, Johnny and all the ghosts of the Avenue!", he is referring to Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and Shaftesbury Avenue, the main thoroughfare in London's theatre district. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Phoenix Buchanan: [brandishes a sword] Stage combat. Level Four.
Mrs. Bird: [grabs a nearby rifle] Well where I come from - laddie... They teach you never to bring a knife to your gunfight!
[cocks the rifle]
Phoenix Buchanan: I think you'll find that fires plastic darts.
Mrs. Bird: [fires a dart into the middle of his forehead] So it does.
Phoenix Buchanan: [pulls off the dart] Whereas this sword - looks very sharp!
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Crazy Credits

Like in Paddington (2014), the credits feature the assurance "No bears were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

Alternate Versions

Sanjeev Bhaskar says that three different endings were written. They shot two of them, and then these were combined for the released version of the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 30 May 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Rub and Scrub
Performed by Tobago Crusoe and D. Lime (as Tobago and D'Lime)
Written by Dario Marianelli, Ortneil Bacchus, Tim Cansfield, Felix Ruiz and Miguel Antonio Barradas
Copyright Control
Produced by Electric Wave Bureau
Recorded and Mixed by Nick Taylor
Recorded and Mixed at Air-Edel Recording Studios
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Just as good, if not better than its predecessor
19 August 2018 | by areatwSee all my reviews

As someone who thoroughly enjoyed the first 'Paddington' movie, this sequel was a must see for me. Not only does it not disappoint, as so many hyped movie sequels do, it exceeds all expectations and is arguably the better of the two films. 'Paddington 2' is another visual feast - the warm, vibrant animation is just phenomenal and a delight to watch, and the London setting is once again captured perfectly.

In terms of the plot, I actually think 'Paddington 2' is even more enjoyable than its predecessor. It's full of ideas and creativity and contains so many laughs and memorable individual scenes. The cast is also brilliant, with the two Hughs (Grant & Bonneville) delivering particularly entertaining performances in their roles. And of course, Paddington is as charming as ever. This is another perfect family film and a sequel that, for once, lives up to all expectations.


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