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(2017) (Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins) (PG)

At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Moderate
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Minor
Sex/Nudity Minor
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate

Family Adventure: Paddington the Bear is framed for stealing a rare and valuable pop-up book, and it's up to the Brown family to clear his name.
After years in the jungle, Paddington the bear (voice of BEN WHISHAW) has settled into a comfortable lifestyle in London living with the Brown family. The Browns are as eccentric as ever, with patriarch Henry (HUGH BONNEVILLE) going through a midlife crisis after being passed over for a promotion at work; matriarch Mary (SALLY HAWKINS), who yearns for an adventure beyond her children's book illustrations; teen daughter Judy (MADELEINE HARRIS), who has started an indie newspaper after her boyfriend broke up with her; and teen son Jonathan (SAMUEL JOSLIN), who is no longer interested in toy trains and has adopted a hip-hop alter ego.

Paddington remains constant and steadfast in his polite manners, good humor, and eagerness to look for the good in others. His kind and genuine ways are adored by his neighbors, which include forgetful Dr. Jafri (SANJEEV BHASKAR), newly smitten couple Colonel Lancaster (BEN MILLER) and Miss Kitts (JESSICA HYNES), and Mrs. Bird (JULIE WALTERS), the Browns live-in housekeeper. Only Homeowners Association President Mr. Curry (PETER CAPALDI) still has it in for Paddington from the first film.

Tensions rise when Paddington is accused of stealing a valuable pop-up book from Mr. Gruber's (JIM BROADBENT) antique store -- a book he had been saving to buy for his Aunt Lucy's (voice of IMELDA STAUNTON) 100th birthday. Paddington is sent to jail, where he befriends a gruff prison cook named Knuckles McGinty (BRENDAN GLEESON), and soon comes to learn that down-on-his-luck actor Phoenix Buchanan (HUGH GRANT) is the real criminal and believes the book contains clues to a long-forgotten treasure.

This is a wonderful movie for children and young teens and is being promoted directly to them and families.
For some action and mild rude humor.

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