Paddington 2 (2017) Friday, 05 June 2020

Paddington 2 (2017)

Additional Info

  • 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)


    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.


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


    Alcohol (champagne).


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.



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