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Paddington 2 (2017)

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Paddington (Ben Whishaw), now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's (Imelda Staunton's) 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

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Paul King
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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 14 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Gambon ... Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
Imelda Staunton ... Aunt Lucy (voice)
Ben Whishaw ... Paddington (voice)
Madeleine Harris ... Judy Brown
Samuel Joslin ... Jonathan Brown
Sally Hawkins ... Mary Brown
Hugh Bonneville ... Henry Brown
Julie Walters ... Mrs Bird
Marie-France Alvarez Marie-France Alvarez ... Mademoiselle Dubois
Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Dr Jafri
Ben Miller ... Colonel Lancaster
Jessica Hynes ... Miss Kitts
Robbie Gee ... Mr Barnes
Nicholas Woodeson ... Insurance Company C.E.O.
Alex Jordan ... Steve Visby
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Storyline

Paddington (Ben Whishaw) is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's (Imelda Staunton's) 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Written by STUDIOCANAL

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Magic. Mystery. Marmalade. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This movie was released on Hugh Bonneville's 54th birthday. See more »

Goofs

In the barber scene, Paddington drops the houseplant when he picks up the phone. Later, the houseplant disappears. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Brown: So - when can we expect to see Mr Buchanan back on stage?
Felicity Fanshawe: Phoenix? Oh I wouldn't hold your breath, darling.
[laughs]
Felicity Fanshawe: No, no, no, don't get me wrong. He's a TERRIFIC actor. But there is a teensy little problem.
Judy Brown: Really?
Felicity Fanshawe: He won't work with other people. Thinks they - 'dilute his talent'.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening title sequence, Paddington writes the film's title on the steamed-up window of his bedroom in the attic of the Browns' house. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US release, by Warner Bros. Pictures, made slight changes at the beginning and ending: . The opening animated WBP logo is shown before the StudioCanal & Heyday Films logos. . "StudioCanal presents" has been retyped as "Warner Bros. Pictures and StudioCanal Presents" . The credit for Anton Capital Entertainment, S.A. Is added in-between the presenters & producer credits, making the opening title cue a little more approach. . At the ending of the closing credits, the MPAA logo (with approved #) is added next to the Dolby Atmos logo. . The closing still WBP logo is added after the StudioCanal still, inverted logo. See more »

Connections

References The Untouchables (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Thy Neighbour
Performed by Tobago Crusoe and D. Lime (as Tobago and D'Lime)
Written by Rafael de Leon a.k.a. Roaring Lion
Published by Ice Music Limited, the Home of Lassic Calypso, Soca & Ringbang
Produced by Electric Wave Bureau
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For once a sequel that doesn't disappoint
10 November 2017 | by trevorwombleSee all my reviews

I was hugely surprised at just how good the first film was and was tentatively cautious when this sequel was green-lighted that perhaps it might cheapen Michael Bond's beloved family friendly creation.

However, fear not, for this sequel is absolutely terrific on all levels. Firstly it is as funny and witty and as brilliantly animated as the first film. The excellent cast from the first film is also enhanced by a superb turn from Hugh Grant, who hasn't been as good as he is here in a long time. In fact it is quite clear to the viewer that Grant is thoroughly enjoying himself by playing against type and sending himself up as a faded egotistical actor and total cad who sets Paddington up to be the fall guy (or should that be Bear?) for a dastardly deed. There is a touch of the pantomime villain to his performance, but it works splendidly and it fits his character perfectly.

All the wit and heart of the first film is still evident here and in some ways, built upon. Brendan Gleeson is also excellent as an old lag and prison cook who loses his angry nature when he succumbs to Paddington's charms and talents in the kitchen. There are also loads of great jokes too, some pitched at younger children and some deliberately aimed at the more adult viewer.

All in all this is a worthy sequel and a great memorial to Paddingtons creator, Michael Bond, who died whilst this sequel was still being filmed. It is full of laughs, thrills, action sequences, great characters, some wonderful animation (one scene is an obvious nod to the 2D paper cut-outs of the human characters in the 1970s children's TV show) and you would have to have a hard heart indeed to not burst into tears at the wonderful ending. Also, don't leave the film until you watch Hugh Grant gloriously send himself up with a musical song and dance act as the end credits roll.

Thoroughly recommended to anybody who wants to see 100 minutes of family friendly fun that isn't either sickly sweet or too dark for youngsters and still thoroughly watchable to adults too. Great fun and a worthy sequel to one of the best British films in recent years.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,001,961, 14 January 2018

Gross USA:

$40,891,591

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$227,978,645
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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