Paddington (PG) is a wonderful family film. It is one bear’s search for a home. A search to belong. The cast included many famous faces – Jim Broadbent, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman and more. I just knew that I was going to be in for a great film and I was not disappointed.
Paddington has all the elements that a great family film needs – lovable characters, a ‘typical’ family unit, a nosy neighbour and a villain. It is all good family viewing.
Paddington is delightfully portrayed through animation. Those big eyes could melt the hardest heart – as Mr Brown found out. He was perfectly played by Hugh Bonneville and in complete contrast from his Lord Grantham character in Downton Abbey.
There were some absolutely hilarious moments – such as when Paddington uses the facilities for the first time. And I found it amusing when the powerful motorbike got swapped for the beige Volvo estate following the birth of baby number one!
The film’s message was that home is where you feel loved, no matter how different you are. It really spoke to my heart.
Absolutely wonderful film.