Ben Whishaw

Paddington (2014)


Paddington (2014)


Paul King


Ben Whishaw

Hugh Bonneville

Sally Hawkins

Julie Walters


A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.


What the hell man? What the hell? Why did it have to start that way? I haven’t read a Paddington book in years but I started reading one to my daughter a while ago and it most certainly did not start with the death of Paddington’s uncle all in your face. You know there are plenty of stories out there that don’t involve the death of a loved one pushing the hero to great heights.

Setting that aside the movie was really cute. Loved the family and the way the dad was portrayed. The contrast between when he went into the hospital with his pregnant wife and when he left was hilarious and really put the nail on the head regarding the before and after of kids.

Paddington holds a special place in my heart and I thought this movie was good enough not to tarnish any memories I held.