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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.

Director:

Paul King

Writers:

Paul King, Hamish McColl (screen story by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Downie ... Montgomery Clyde
Madeleine Worrall ... Agatha Clyde
Lottie Steer ... Young Millicent
Geoffrey Palmer ... Head Geographer
Theresa Watson Theresa Watson ... Stenographer
Imelda Staunton ... Aunt Lucy (voice)
Michael Gambon ... Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
Ben Whishaw ... Paddington (voice)
Hugh Bonneville ... Henry Brown
Sally Hawkins ... Mary Brown
Madeleine Harris ... Judy Brown
Samuel Joslin ... Jonathan Brown
Michael Bond ... Kindly Gentleman
Matt Lucas ... Joe
Julie Walters ... Mrs. Bird
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paddington See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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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:

$76,271,832

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$268,047,808
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Bond originally intended for Paddington to be from Darkest Africa, where, in 19th and 20th century European cultural imagination, all strange things come from. When informed by his editor that there have been no bears living in Africa since the days of the Roman Empire, he researched and found that there are bears living in Peru, and thus changed Paddington's point of origin to Darkest Peru. See more »

Goofs

when Jonathan pulls the switch and turns off the power, Millicent picks up the phone to call security....she would have needed the power on to use the phone. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Lucy: You once, there was once a war in the explorer's country. People in England sent their children by train with labels around their necks, so they could be taken care of by complete strangers in the country side where it was safe. They will not have forgotten how to treat strangers.
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Crazy Credits

The credits feature the assurance "No bears were harmed in the making of this film." See more »


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Hello
Performed by Lionel Richie
Written by Lionel Richie
Published by Brockman Music / Brenda Richie Publishing / Imagem Music
Courtesy of Motown Record Company L.P.
Under License from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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absolutely charming
20 June 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

A geographic explorer goes to the darkest Peru and encounters two ingenious bears. He names them Pastuzo and Lucy wondering what will come of them. They learn English, admire London and love marmalade. Many years later, they are joined by their young nephew. After a storm devastates their home, the young bear goes to London with Aunt Lucy promising a welcoming place. Instead he is alone and only taken in by Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins) although her husband Henry (Hugh Bonneville) is very risk-adverse. She names him Paddington after the train station. There is also Millicent (Nicole Kidman) who wants to stuff the bear.

This honors the children series with a bear that is charming and delightful. It's a lot fun comedy without too many pop culture references. That gives it a timeless quality. The family is terrific and Nicole Kidman is interesting as the villain with a real story of her own. This is a perfect little family film.


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