Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent
Director: Paul King
Running Time: 95 minutes
Based on the best-selling and internationally adored series of children's stories by British author Michael Bond comes the family favourite film Paddington. Featuring an all-star cast including Nicole Kidman (Before I Go To Sleep, The Hours), Ben Whishaw (Perfume, Bright Star), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, The Monuments Men), Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine, Happy Go Lucky) and Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady, Moulin Rouge).
Nominated for two BAFTA Awards and produced by the award-winning David Heyman (Gravity, the Harry Potter Series), the beloved bear Paddington has finally arrived on the big screen for the very first time in a magical adventure film.
Paddington (Wishaw) is a young orphaned Peruvian bear that has grown up deep in the jungle with his Aunt Lucy (Imelda Staunton, Maleficent, Pride) who 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, the cute cub soon finds himself list and alone and begins to realise that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the Brown family. The family finds a hand-written label around his neck, which reads -Please look after this bear. Thank you.', and offer him tea, a brand new name and a warm place to stay. It looks as though Paddington's luck has changed, until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a sinister, seductive museum taxidermist called Millicent (Kidman) who has an old score to settle. Paddington now finds his new home – and very existence – under great threat.
Delightfully charming and full of hilarious misadventures, Paddington is a warm bear hug of a film for the whole family to enjoy. Follow everyone's favourite marmalade loving bear as he makes a splash in the big city.
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