Start 2018 with the kindest fuzziest bear ever…
Paddington 2 hits theaters January 12th!
Our beloved bear is back on the big screen and embarking on a new adventure! In celebration of the new film, my family headed to The London West Hollywood in Beverly Hills for a Paddington themed tea party. Actors Hugh Grant and Hugh Bonneville were in attendance.
I have fond memories of Paddington’s escapades during my childhood, and I could not help but to feel a little nostalgic while screening this adorable sequel.
Thank you Warner Bros. Pictures for inviting my family to the Paddington 2 screening and tea party. All opinions are my own.
In Paddington 2, our favorit bear is happily residing with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. He has become a popular member in his community by spreading love, joy, and delicious marmalade wherever he goes! While searching for the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, he spots a mysterious pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop. He then embarks on an adventure, and a series of odd jobs to save up the money buy the gift. But when the unique book goes missing, it’s up to Paddington and the Brown family to find and unmask the thief.
Reuniting many of the original film’s cast while welcoming those in new roles, “Paddington 2” stars Golden Globe nominee Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), three-time Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson (“The Guard,” “Into the Storm,” “In Bruges”), Oscar nominee Julie Walters (“Billy Elliot,” “Educating Rita”), Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and Oscar winner Peter Capaldi (short, “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life”), with Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winner Hugh Grant (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”), and BAFTA winner Ben Whishaw (“The Hollow Crown”) as the voice of Paddington. The starring ensemble also includes Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, and Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”) as the voice of Aunt Lucy.
In this new film, Paddington befriends some shady outsiders, even fellow inmates in the Portobello Prison. He reminds moviegoers that even those without Paddington’s good manners, can have great kindness in their hearts.
Paddington says multiple times throughout the sequel,”If we’re kind and polite, the world will be right.” His charm and optimism is endearing.
This new film has a great story line, delightful characters, and many laugh out loud moments. It is truly heartwarming and has a great message for all. My son said his favorite part is when Paddington makes marmalade with his rough inmate friend, Knuckles McGinty (Brendan Gleeson)
Paddington 2 is a great feel good movie and one that everyone will enjoy. Be sure to stay for the credits and enjoy a surprise!
The tea room was decorated with bright Paddington colors, and the children were all proper in there adorable dresses and suits.
My inner child jumped for joy as we entered the magical tea room…
Tea was served and accompanied by tasty delicate savouries.
My teen daughter even joined in the fun, and she was all smiles as she decorated her Paddington cookie.
There were many delightful details and delicious treats.
Paddington makes the world a brighter place! The tea party was memorable and my family had a fabulous time.
This new sequel is funny, entertaining, and great for the entire family…
Watch it in theaters January 12th!
Rated PG: PG for some action and mild rude humor
Runtime: 105 minutes