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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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Paul King
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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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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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In a fun easter egg for the adult viewers, look closely and all the (old) photos of actor Phoenix Buchanan are actually genuine original photos of Hugh Grant earlier in his acting career. See more »

Goofs

The organ maker designed his secret mechanism to sound a discord if a wrong key is pressed, thus giving away its true nature and making the code easy to crack. See more »

Quotes

Paddington: [buried under a mound of sacks of oranges] These sacks are awfully heavy.
Knuckles McGinty: Well take them one at a time, then!
Paddington: Right. One at a...
[Knuckles throws a sack on him]
Paddington: ... time.
[crossing back and forth carrying a single orange:]
Paddington: One juicy orange. Two juicy oranges. Three juicy oranges. Four juicy...
Knuckles McGinty: [angrily] Now what are you doing?
Paddington: Taking them one at a time!
Knuckles McGinty: ONE *SACK* AT A TIME!
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Crazy Credits

In the first part of the end credits, there is a scrapbook which features the achievements of Aunt Lucy and the other main characters shortly after the events in the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US release, by Warner Bros. Pictures, made slight changes at the beginning and ending: . The opening animated WBP logo is shown before the StudioCanal & Heyday Films logos. . "StudioCanal presents" has been retyped as "Warner Bros. Pictures and StudioCanal Presents" . The credit for Anton Capital Entertainment, S.A. Is added in-between the presenters & producer credits, making the opening title cue a little more approach. . At the ending of the closing credits, the MPAA logo (with approved #) is added next to the Dolby Atmos logo. . The closing still WBP logo is added after the StudioCanal still, inverted logo. See more »

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Unbelievably good, brings back all those Paddington memories
13 November 2017 | by NikolaiDanteSee all my reviews

I used to read all the Paddington books when I was a small boy and my wife when she was a little girl. We both loved all the crazy escapades that Paddington got into and he did it all with a good heart.

I very much enjoyed seeing the first Paddington but did feel it wasn't quite Paddington with the scary woman and the scary scenes.

Paddington 2 completely captures the essence of the the books and really wrings out the most of some of the characters.

Brendan Gleeson is superb as the 'nasty' Knuckles who quickly warms to Paddington. This might sound far-fetched but the whole film is very childish. Now that's not childish in the sense of "silly and immature" but in the other definition of "appropriate to a child". The whole film shows and plays scenes as a child might imagine things to be - for example how the prison works and especially the lovely idea that the warden reads the inmates a bedtime story to help them all get to sleep.

There are superb performance from all the actors and a huge number of cameos. Even the small scenes put in by the like of Joanna Lumley and Rob Brydon are clearly done with great love from the actors. Hugh Grant puts in a superb over the top performance as the baddie, which really let him flex his vocal talents!

The whole film is done in bright colours and with a superb musical backing track. When you are watching the film be careful to pay attention to all the small details, such as the newspaper headlines and the To Do list in the Brown's Kitchen, there a huge number of little jokes in the background and I suspect I'll spot a whole load more when I watch this again on Blu-Ray!

Not really spoilers but there is only one really 'scary' scene near the end but it is so beautifully done and you know that Paddington will win so even the little ones won't cry. And make sure you stay for ALL the credits as they play out to an amazing "what happened after" montage.

I have noticed that that at the time of writing this review there were 927 votes and 15 people have given the film a 1-star. Now I know everyone is entitled to their opinion but in this case I suspect these people might not really understand Paddington and what he's all about, if you have young children and they love Paddington then they will love this film.

This film is suitable for young children aged 4 to 104 :)

Let you into a secret, when my wife and I went to watch this film there were a lot of people in the cinema but not one was under 18! From the looks of it the audience was aged 20 - 80!

I cried and I laughed through the whole film and rekindled my inner Paddington.


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Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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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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2.35 : 1
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