Paddington

A new review from The Movie Snob.

Paddington  (B-).  This family-friendly movie about a marmalade-loving bear has gotten strong reviews, but I thought it was only slightly better than passable.  Paddington is a talking bear who travels from darkest Peru to modern London in search of a new home.  Strangely, Londoners are completely unfazed by the presence of a bear in their midst—or by the fact that he can talk.  Alone and friendless, Paddington is taken in temporarily by a kindly family headed by Henry (Hugh Bonneville, TV’s Downton Abbey) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins, Never Let Me Go).  A wicked taxidermist played by the beautiful and talented Nicole Kidman (Trespass) is hot on Paddington’s trail, although it is beyond bizarre that a talking bear would be more valuable stuffed than alive.  I guess kids would like it, and this has to be Nicole’s highest grossing movie (about $76 million to date) in a very long time.

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One comment on “Paddington

  1. […] Oscar© hoopla it has gotten.  I can buy the best supporting actress nomination for Nicole Kidman (Paddington) as the long-suffering adoptive mom.  But I don’t see best picture, or even the best […]

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