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Paddington 2 (2017)

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Paddington, 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 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

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Paul King
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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 Madeleine Harris ... Judy Brown
Samuel Joslin ... Jonathan Brown
Sally Hawkins ... Mary Brown
Hugh Bonneville ... Henry Brown
Julie Walters ... Mrs Bird
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 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 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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Small bear. Big trouble. See more »


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

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UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Paddington 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,089,587 (United Kingdom), 12 November 2017, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,001,961, 14 January 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,442,052, 15 March 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$185,847,106, 28 January 2018
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Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | SDDS | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Paddington: Aunt Lucy said, if we're kind and polite the world will be right.
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Like in Paddington (2014), the credits feature the assurance "No bears were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

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References Modern Times (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Jump in the Line
Performed by Tobago Crusoe and D. Lime (as Tobago and D'Lime)
Written by Harry Belafonte, Ralph de Leon, Gabriel Oller and Steve Samuel
Published by Clara Music Publishing Corp.
Administered by Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.
Produced by Electric Wave Bureau
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Unbelievably good, brings back all those Paddington memories

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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