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At first I was sceptical about the idea of giving Paddington a backstory and "explaining" him. I'm still not convinced it was entirely necessary but at least it was funny. In fact much of the film is laugh out loud funny, and not just in terms of slapstick. It's also visually inventive, beautifully designed, and arguably a heartfelt riposte to UKIP-style anti-immigration hysteria.
adorable kids movie
Paddington is utterly charming and surprisingly good. The titular bear is adorable, and the story of the family that adopts him is very sweet. Nicole Kidman is hilarious as the campiest of villains, and the entire cast is fun to watch. Wish more kids movies were like this one!
|Colin Firth||Paddington (voice)|
|Hugh Bonneville||Mr. Brown|
|Sally Hawkins||Mrs. Mary Brown|
|Julie Walters||Mrs. Bird|
|Jim Broadbent||Mr. Gruber|
|Madeleine Harris||Judy Brown|
|Samuel Joslin||Jonathan Brown|
|Tim Downie||Montgomery Clyde|
A young English boy befriends a talking bear he finds at a London train station. A live-action feature based on the series of popular children's books by Michael Bond.
Theatrical : 2015-01-16 : United States of America
theatrical : 2014-11-28 : India