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Paddington 2 (2017)

Published in P
Saturday, 02 December 2017 06:56
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  • Rating

    G: Very mild themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Paddington gets a Knuckle's sandwich.

  • Starring

    Ben Whishaw (voice of), Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton, Marie-France Alvarez, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Ben Miller, Jessica Hynes, Robbie Gee, Tom Conti, Peter Capaldi, Noah Taylor, Brendan Gleeson

  • Directed by

    Paul King

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are swept away, shot with a dart gun, trapped in a submerged vehicle, near-drowned, pursued, hit with objects, crushed by falling objects, squirted with liquids, thrown through the air/against a window, licked, pecked, handcuffed, jailed, grabbed, kicked to the ground. Flashback of an acrobat falling to her death (sabotage). A man wields a sword to threaten people/beheads some stuffed toys. Smashed glass, break-and-enter, theft, picking locks. A train carriage is derailed and falls into a river. A statue falls from a ledge and smashes into many pieces. A door is kicked in. Smashed vase. Prison escape. Howling, screaming. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Hand-holding, hugging, platonic kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (undesirable, maggot, yellow-bellies, scruffy, old bag, naive, gullible, mushy-brained, petty thief, career criminal, weirdo, hideous, bearded babboon, evil, devious, old crone, etc). Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Paddington Bear, marmalade, family, employment, saving money, wrongful imprisonment, cooking, treasure hunts, innocence, yoga, performance, greed, birthdays, pop-up books, honesty, respect, community, good manners.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Court, prison, light plane settings. Dog, pigeons, parrot, fish, turtle, stingray, swan. Waterfall, full moon. Burp, spitting, saliva, ear wax. A man eats dog food. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, funny, charming, splendid, cute, warm, enchanting, delightful, sweet, sharp, irresistible, exemplary, innocent, uncynical, joyful, unexpected, well-paced, loveable, heartwarming, beguiling, human, superior, cruelty-free. Uproarious/committed/flamboyant/self-parodying performance by Hugh Grant, impeccable/endearing/cuddly voice work by Ben Whishaw, pleasingly straightforward plot, hilarious mid-credits scene, wonderful sequences of physical comedy, clever moments, great comic timing, densely detailed production design, inventive set pieces, delectable colour palette, gorgeous animation, upbeat ending, eccentric/colourful/friendly/fairytale/quaint/fantasy London.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    N/A

Brooklyn

Published in B
Thursday, 04 February 2016 23:57
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and brief sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Love and cardigans.

  • Starring

    Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Julie Walters, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Maeve McGrath, Eileen O'Higgins, Fiona Glascott, Emily Bett Rickards, Jessica Paré

  • Directed by

    John Crowley

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People bang on doors. A father pulls his son's ear. Shouting. Blood/gore: Corpse. Eye operation mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex (no nudity). Kissing, undressing. Shirtless men, people in swimwear, low-cut gowns, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Intoxication, drunk/passed-out people. Smoking (cigarettes, pipe).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, bastards, b*tches. Name-calling. Snide/bossy remarks. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Romance, dating, emigration, 1950s Brooklyn, Irish immigrants, leaving home, shyness, homesickness, charity, marriage, engagement, commitment, choices, secrets, politeness, courtship, boarding houses, love.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead sibling/daughter, marriage proposal. Church, cemetery, wedding settings. Estranged husband mentioned. Toilet, urination, vomiting, seasickness. Mutton, turkey eaten. Raw sewage mentioned. Based on the novel by Colm Tóibín.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Emotional, beautiful, moving, transporting, classy, heartbreaking, poignant, gorgeous, bittersweet, impressive, graceful, warm, sensitive, stirring, big-hearted, virtuous, pulse-quickening, escapist, lovely, funny, charming, intelligent, robust. Superb acting, perfect casting, sharp script, tinqling chemistry between leads, exquisitely crafted, splendid/stunning/picturesque cinematography, spot-on period detail, lively costume design, evocative/wisful/magnificent/heartrending score, emotionally intelligent, stellar adaptation of the book (despite the amount of detail sacrificed).

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A touch melodramatic. Lack of historical context is a fault for some critics, while for others it captures 1950s-style (cinematic) escapism.

Paddington

Published in P
Saturday, 13 December 2014 06:35
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    When it rains...it paws.

  • Starring

    Ben Whishaw (voice), Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters, Madeleine Harris, Peter Capaldi, Imelda Staunton, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Matt Lucas, Samuel Joslin

  • Directed by

    Paul King

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), PG (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot with tranquiliser darts, pin-pricked, thrown through the air, near-crushed, near-incinerated, knocked, shoved, slapped, hit with objects, pickpocketed, bound, hung upside down, kidnapped, attacked by birds. Characters fall down stairs. Knife thrown. Objects smashed/knocked over/thrown. Home destroyed. Property damage, explosions, theft. Thieves, murderers, pickpockets mentioned. Reference to Kindertransport/World War II. Blood/gore: Boy in hospital bed, bandaged leg. Medical instruments seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless man (photograph). Cross-dressing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People sedated (tranquiliser darts). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots). Intoxication. Pipe.

  • LANGUAGE

    Family/London stereotypes. Religious reference.

  • THEMES

    Paddington bear, family, home, trust, discovery, travel, invention, London, Peru, marmalade, geography, rain, the Underground, languages, taxidermy, immigration, xenophobia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased uncle/father (presumed). Deceased parents, deceased father mentioned. Bears, scorpion, dog, butterfly, crows, pigeons, monkey. Taxidermy animals. Plane, earthquake, thunder, lightning. Ear wax, spitting, lickijng, saliva, manure, toilet, power blackout. Based on the books by Michael Bond.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, hilarious, touching, family friendly, whimsical, inventive, surprising, heart-filled, warm, witty, sweet, charming, simple, cuddly, thoughtful, triumphant, sharp, modern, fast, engaging, affirming. Lovable lead, silly jokes, storybook visuals, quirkily British, excellent vocal performance from Ben Whishaw, no product placement, no outlandish score, brief cameo from Michael Bond.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slow-motion slapstick, schematic finish, odd sub-plot between Millicent and Mr Curry.

Gnomeo & Juliet

Published in G
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 00:28
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    You're Avon a laugh!

  • Starring

    James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Ashley Jensen, Michael Caine, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Jason Statham, Stephen Merchant, Ozzy Osbourne, Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters, Hulk Hogan, Richard Wilson, Dolly Parton

  • Directed by

    Kelly Asbury

  • Running time

    84 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), G (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Dangerous driving, vehicle collisions. Gnomes and animal statues fight, kick, throw things at one another. Food fight. Things get smashed, broken, damaged, ransacked, thrown. A gnome dresses up in ninja gear (war paint, balaclava). A gnome hangs precariously from a high ledge; falls through a glass ceiling. A gnome is glued to a pedestal. Raised voices, arguing. Death, suicide, killing (mentioned). Explosion. Blood/gore: Heimlich manoeuvre. A gnome's hat is smashed off. A gnome is presumed dead; gnomes are presumed crushed. Scratches, chips. Dismembered gnome limbs.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Innuendo. A gnome wears a mankini. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, teasing and mocking insults.

  • THEMES

    Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, forbidden love, tragedy, rivalry, star-crossed lovers, feuding, competition, cheating, sabotage, enemies, hatred, forgiveness, revenge, grief.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A gnome is separated from his family/community. Deceased wife/mother, husband/father mentioned. Snail, rabbits, chicken, pig, frog, fish, dog, deer, flamingo, buzzing insects, hippo, crocodile, mushrooms, snail slime, dog drool. Toilet, graffiti, leg-waxing.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Lively, entertaining, charming, bright, quirky. Smart script, great performances, catchy soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unoriginal, one-dimensional story. Best suited for very small children only. A promotional vehicle for Elton John.