• 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: Children , Comedy , Adventure

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

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 91
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    There are plenty of laughs — and nothing that goes over a kid’s head to an adult funny bone is smutty or smarmy — and the sentiment never feels strained or artificial. show more

  • 88
    Mary HoulihanChicago Sun-Times

    The filmmakers behind Paddington successfully bring the lovable bear into the future and strike a balance between honoring the spirit of the original books and updating the story for today’s young audiences. This is a charming film whose underlying message of tolerance and acceptance strikes a palpable chord in today’s world — both for children and adults. 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)