When I first saw the trailers for Paddington, my thoughts instantly went back to my childhood when I watched him on TV. Nearly everyone loved Paddington. Who can forget the little bear wearing a blue duffle coat and red hat, carrying his brown suitcase!
Director Paul King didn’t disappoint with the Paddington film. With a superb cast of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and the fabulous Julie Walters playing the main characters in the film, there was plenty of drama from the start of the film right up until the end.
Ben Whishaw was an excellent choice for the voice of Paddington making him sound like a loveable little bear.
There was plenty of humour and very funny scenes when Paddington had a number of catastrophes in the Browns family household.
Paddington has help in his adventures along the way; one of these is Jim Broadbent’s character “Mr Gruber” who brings his usual wacky humour to the role.
Paddington is not all sweet and nice; there are bad encounters too for the little bear. With Nicole Kidman portraying “Millicent” perfectly adding the right amount of charm and nastiness to make her believable.
I recommend Paddington for all of the family as a really enjoyable heart-warming film.
For all Matt Lucas fans; don’t miss him as the Taxi Driver who has a nasty encounter towards the end of the film.
Review by Sue Cawte
Posted on 02/01/2015
by Elizabeth Lee Reynolds