• Paddington (2015)

Paddington

Release Date: January 16th, 2015

PG |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins). Although Paddington's amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: Taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman) has designs on the rare bear and his hide.

Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Nicole Kidman, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin

Director: Paul King

Genres: Adventure , Children , Comedy

Production Co: Anton Capital Entertainment, StudioCanal, TF1 Films Production, Heyday Films

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Creative , Pursuit , Car , London , Charming , Engaging , House , 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Paddington is perfect for today's audiences, so long overfed on comic-book fodder. The bear's impeccable manners, perfect diction, and earnestness make him the ultimate anti-Bart Simpson. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This comic chronicle of a Peruvian bear’s adventures in London turns out to be a total charmer, made with panache, élan and generous dollops of marmalade. show more

  • 70
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    It’s a relief to report that the final film is actually quite charming, thoughtful and as cuddly as a plush toy, albeit one with a few modern gizmos thrown in. show more

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Awards

Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)