There are so many things to get excited about, when a new year comes around. Being the movie lover that I am, that is one of the major things I get excited about!
When I was a little girl, I LOVED Paddington the Bear! When I was a grown woman, mom and (Very young) grandmother, I was more excited, (and a little apprehensive) about the live action movie. Pleasantly surprised, I found it charming and so, when a sequel was announced, that glee-filled little girl deep inside of me was pretty excited!
Paddington 2, (trailer here) looks heart warming and absolutely adorable! It is releasing this Friday, January 12th, nationwide.
Following the worldwide hit “Paddington,” one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.
While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.
Paddington 2 stars: Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Sally Hawkins (Jayne Eyre), Brendan Gleeson (Into the Storm), Julie Walters (Mamma Mia) and Ben Whishaw (The Hollow Crown) as the voice of Paddington.
I won’t lie, I’m pretty excited!
What childhood character still tugs at your heart-strings?
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My kids and I went to see this movie before Christmas here in the UK as it was billed as a holiday movie. It didn’t disappoint! Take some tissues. Another wonderful Paddington movie xx enjoy xx
And also, so happy to hear from you! it has been ages!