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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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Cast

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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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A little bear will make a big splash. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to this film, Jim Broadbent had worked with every member of the main cast, save for the children performers. This includes one film with Nicole Kidman, Peter Capaldi', and Ben Whishaw respectively, two projects with Sally Hawkins, three projects with Hugh Bonneville and numerous collaborations with Julie Walters that expands over film, TV and theatre. See more »

Goofs

Paddington rips the corner off a phone book page. After attempting to sellotape the corner back on, a few seconds later the page is intact with no sign of rip or sellotape. See more »

Quotes

Henry Brown: Hello?
Mr. Curry: Good evening. This is an anonymous phone call.
Henry Brown: Oh hello Mr. Curry.
Henry Brown: It's not Mr. Curry! It's Mr. Burry. I have some news concerning the bear.
Henry Brown: What? What do you mean?
Mary Brown: Who is it Henry?
Henry Brown: It'd Mr. Curry doing a silly voice.
Mr. Curry: It's Burry!
Henry Brown: He says Paddington's been kidnapped!
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Crazy Credits

The last few seconds of the Heyday Films logo has it turned the quality of a old movie projector to dissolve to the prologue with the explorer's film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Emmys (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Shine
Music By Pharrell Williams
Lyrics By Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani appears courtesy of Interscope Records
Pharrell Williams appears courtesy of Columbia Records and i am OTHER Entertainment
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An Instant Classic
28 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

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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