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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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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 14 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The animation in the book sequence when Paddington and Aunt Lucy travel around London is very similar to that of Paddington Bear (1976), in which all characters and backgrounds other than Paddington were paper cut-outs. In a fun bit of retro-fitting, that (FilmFair London) series could now be viewed as how Aunt Lucy imagined Paddington's adventures in London, with narrator Michael Horden re-counting the tales. See more »

Goofs

Phoenix seems to fall for Henry's home inspection ruse far too easily. In reality, he would've expected some prior notification of an inspection, plus he shows no suspicion as to how the Browns got into his house in the first place, nor why they didn't attempt contact at the door like any other visitors. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Bird: Well I believe you, Mary.
[sotto voce:]
Mrs. Bird: Actors - are some of the most evil, devious people on the planet.
Mary Brown: Are they?
Mrs. Bird: They lie for a living.
Mary Brown: Crikey.
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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

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

Followed by Paddington 3 (2020) 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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Somehow - and thankfully - as good as the first
13 November 2017 | by rogerdarlingtonSee all my reviews

I loved "Paddington" and - to my delight - I loved "Paddington 2" too.

Of course, we start with the adorable character created by Michael Bond (who died between the release of the two films), the brilliant CGI representation of our furry friend, and the purr-fect voicing by Ben Wishaw. This is such a British franchise with so very many British character actors (OK, and one Irish) and so many London locations, although this is the kind of gentle London that we saw in "Notting Hill" (most notably in the prison scenes). Indeed the villain this time is less threatening than Nicole Kidman's character in the first film and played brilliantly by the ever-so- English star of "Notting Hill", Hugh Grant, who - following his success in "Florence Foster Jenkins" - shows that he is not just a pretty face.

The film is endlessly inventive, not least in bringing to life a pop-up book of London landmarks which is at the heart of the plot, and it is stuffed full of visual gags as well as so many funny lines, a few aimed at adult viewers rather than little ones. My granddaughter (almost seven) found it delightful with one of her favourite scenes being Paddington's window-cleaning efforts. Be sure to stay for the credits - a final delight in 100 happy minutes.


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Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) 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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2.35 : 1
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