Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Nicole Kidman star in the family adventure Paddington, based on the beloved British children’s books written by Michael Bond and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. A young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family.
Release Date: January 16, 2015
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Adaptation
Director: Paul King
Screenwriter: Hamish McColl
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman, Ben Whishaw, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Imelda Staunton, Michael Gambon
Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min.
MPAA Rating: PG for mild action and rude humor.
Official Website: Paddington.com
Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life. Arriving alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who find him with a label tied around his neck which reads ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’ They offer him a temporary home whilst he searches for the explorer who impressed Aunt Lucy all those years before.