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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

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Magic. Mystery. Marmalade. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

$227,331,938
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Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | SDDS | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Barkridges", the name of the department store on the hamper in which Mrs. Brown (Sally Hawkins) hides to be delivered to Phoenix Buchanan's (Hugh Grant's) house, was originally mentioned in the first Paddington book by Michael Bond (and a clear homage to Selfridges, where Michael Bond first got his idea for Paddington). Additionally, it could work as a playful homage to the similarly named high-end Claridges Hotel, which Buchanan probably frequents. See more »

Goofs

The railway chase suffers from multiple errors: engine drivers have no control over where their train will go, even the most skilled of amateur drivers can't suddenly turn a family member into a burly stoker for a big hungry firebox, freight trains never commence their journey at platforms of London passenger termini, uncoupled vehicles will automatically brake to a halt, the couplings are American style instead of British, parallel tracks also have trains coming in the other direction, and buffers are very heavily built when a track ends next to a long drop into flowing water. See more »

Quotes

Phoenix Buchanan: But! I do have a little bit of good news that might turn your frown, upside down.
Mary Brown: Oh yes?
Phoenix Buchanan: It looks - fingers, fingers. Fingers - as though the funding may be coming through for my one-man show.
Mary Brown: Oh. Right.
Phoenix Buchanan: It's an evening of monologue and song featuring some of my better-known characters. Would you like a little preview?
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Crazy Credits

There is a musical number with Phoenix Buchanan in the first part of the credits. 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 »

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Practically perfect Paddington production
20 November 2017 | by ramonster_ukSee all my reviews

I was an unexpected fan of the first Paddington movie, walked into it expecting not to enjoy it, but I was proved wrong. When I heard that a sequel was coming, I just hoped it would retain the magic of the first and it did, with a cherry on top! This movie invoked the inner child within me and was just a perfect viewing experience for this time of the year.

The casting was genius, featuring many well known British actors, in roles big and small. It was like a gathering of all the best of British, all having the best of time together. A huge hats off to Hugh Grant, pure brilliance!

The imagination that went into this movie and the skill that managed to put this across to the audience was second to none! You will find yourself being absorbed into this world and will not want to leave. I've read some people complaining that this isn't what London is like today, but this is exactly how London was in my childhood mind, where fantasy and reality met. Don't let go of your imagination, suspend reality and just enjoy.

I cannot recommend this movie highly enough. You will laugh and you will cry. Go see it, on your own, with your partner or with you family, you won't be disappointed.


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