PADDINGTON 2 plays as part of the Art Theater’s Smart Kids 2019 series. Admission is FREE & open to All!
2018 | Paul King | UK/France/USA | English | CC available upon request | 103 min | PG (recommended for ages 6+)
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.
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 (The Shape of Water), 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.
“Children deserve more movies like PADDINGTON 2, and honestly, so do adults.” — Emily Yoshida, Vulture
“Conceived once more with bounding wit, kindness and visual imagination by writer-director Paul King, PADDINGTON 2 is another near-pawfect family entertainment.” — Guy Lodge, The Guardian