Paddington 2 (2017)
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
sweeter than marmalade---Paddington is living happily with the Browns (Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville) in Windsor Gardens. He is beloved by most of his neighbors. Antique shop owner Samuel Gruber shows him a beautiful pop-up book of London and he has the idea to gift it to his beloved Aunt Lucy. Villain former actor Phoenix Buchanan (Hugh Grant) steals the book and Paddington is falsely imprisoned for the theft. Prison cook Knuckles McGinty (Brendan Gleeson) is taken with Paddington's marmalade sandwich and the bear is befriended by many of the prisoners. With the prisoners and the Browns' help, Paddington escapes and attempts to retrieve the book.The bear is adorable. It's just a joy to watch him. He has an undeniable sweetness that is sweeter than the amount of sugar in his marmalade. His quirky adventures are fun. There is a delightful visual touch. The live actors are terrific. It's fun for the whole family.
Another near-pawfect family entertainment, honoring the cozy, can-do spirit of Bond s stories while bringing them smoothly into a bustling, diverse 21st-century London - with space for some light anti-Brexit subtext to boot.
Paddington 2 won t save the world, sadly, but it s existence makes everything just that tiny bit better and more, well, bearable.
A family adventure that s the right sort of heartwarming, delivering real human emotion through the medium of a small bear.
A sure-footed, sweet-natured family comedy which isn t set at Christmas, but which glows with so much warmth and fun that it might well be a staple of festive television for years to come.