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Paddington (2014)

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A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Montgomery Clyde
Madeleine Worrall ...
Agatha Clyde
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Young Millicent
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Head Geographer
Theresa Watson ...
Stenographer
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Aunt Lucy (voice)
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Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
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Paddington (voice)
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Madeleine Harris ...
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Kindly Gentleman
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Joe
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Storyline

A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist. Written by Marmalade Films

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

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16 January 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paddington Bear  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,191,930 (United Kingdom), 30 November 2014, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,205,000, 18 January 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$76,223,578, 18 June 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$259,541,430, 18 June 2015
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Trivia

Julie Walters based her eccentric performance on her make-up artist from the film. See more »

Goofs

The museum display case intended for Paddington has the label "Ursa marmalada", but the genus name for most bears is "Ursus", so it should be "Ursus marmaladus" according to Latin rules of suffix consistency. See more »

Quotes

Master Gruber: My body had travelled fast, but my heart... she took a little longer to arrive
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Crazy Credits

As the marmalade fruits land on the floor after Paddington accidentally slips and drops them, the letters of his soon-to-be name, which is also the title, are spelled out, but not in order. See more »

Connections

Version of The Adventures of Paddington Bear (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

London Is The Place for Me
Performed by D Lime featuring Tobago Crusoe
Words and Music by Dennis Preston, Aldwin Roberts and Edmundo Ros (C) 1951
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. / Peter Maurice Music Co. Ltd
Recorded by Stephen Sedgwick
Assisted by John Foyle and Kristian Donaldson
Recorded at Studio 13
Produced by Electric Wave Bureau
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An Instant Classic
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I loved it. It didn't matter to me that myself and my husband were watching it without the cover of escorting children, family movies are probably one of the most satisfying things out there to watch when done as well as this one was.

Cute is an understatement to describe Paddington Bear: he is simply warm and cuddly and I fell for him wholeheartedly. I may even add PB to my Christmas list of wants, even at my great old age.

Adult comedies can engender one or two laughs, if you're lucky, but this family fun trip had me and the audience laughing throughout (apart from the odd serious moments where it wouldn't have been right to do so).

Everything was right: the colours, the cast (except I'm not a fan of Nicole Kidman: her pert nose, pert bum or whispered speech), and again...I was entranced by the great warmth of the entire piece.

Folks, go see this one, whatever your age, with kids or without. You'll all love it, I'm sure.

My hubby hadn't wanted to see it, but he thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended. I'm sure it will grace many TV screens at many Christmases for many years to come.


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