Paddington Movie Review English
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Paddington"
Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 16-01-2015
Genre: Family, Comedy
3.5 / 5.0

CAST & CREW


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  • Producer:
  • Music Director:
  • Nick Urata
  • Editor:
  • Mark Everson
  • Director:
  • Paul King
  • Costume Designer:
  • Lindy Hemming
  • Art Director:
  • Eric Víquez
  • Su Whitaker
  • Steven Lawrence
  • Justin Warburton Brown
  • Co-Producer:
  • Alexandra Ferguson
  • Director of Photography:
  • Erik Wilson
  • Executive Producer:
  • Steven DeNure
  • Rosie Alison
  • Michael Donovan
  • Michael Hirsh
  • Line Producer:
  • Manohar Tahilramani
  • Casting Director:
  • Theo Park
  • Nina Gold
  • Screenplay Writer:
  • Paul King
  • Story Writer:
  • Michael Bond
  • Production Designer:
  • Gary Williamson
  • Set Decorator:
  • Cathy Cosgrove
  • _Supporting Actors:
  • Nigel Genis
  • Matthew David McCarthy
  • Matt Lacas
  • Madeleine Harris
  • Lottie Steer
  • Llewella Gideon
  • Peter Capaldi
  • Philip Jackson
  • Samuel Joslin
  • Scott Stevenson
  • Stuart Matthews
  • Tim Downie
  • Toby Williams
  • Vic Waghorn
  • Julie Walters
  • Julie Vollono
  • Jim Broadbent
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Sally Hawkins
  • Alexander Bracq
  • Ancuta Breaban
  • Asim Chaudhry
  • Barrie Martin
  • Bern Collaco
  • Dominic Coleman
  • Fabio Vollono
  • Faith Elizabeth
  • Gary Douglas
  • George Newton
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Colin Firth

Michael Bond’s classic Paddington franchise has found its cinematic entry.

When a bear is extremely courteous, that itself draws the attention of the children. And when the bear, who hails from Peru, is presented in a film with loads of comedy, should I say that it’s a treat for children? Well, you should watch the film to accept my statement.

Plot

The young hero, the courageous Paddington bear, journeys all the way to London from Peru, since his locale is destroyed. He has nothing with him except marmalade, which was given to him by his aunt Lucy. His aunt convinces him that the British takes care of the children evacuated by war. While in London, Paddington is for a short period taken care of by the Browns (who are exceptionally good to him inspite of the problems they face). Now watch the movie to know how it proceeds, whether it is predictable or unpredictable…..

Star Peformances

The star ensemble is amazing. Ben Whishaw adds life to the gentle bear through his earnest voice. Also, the CGI-animated bear’s “performance” is quite expressive. Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters and Nicole Kidman do their parts in a convincing manner.

Analysis

Paul King, who is famous for The Mighty Boosh, a television series, has helmed direction for Paddington. He has handled the movie in such a way that it proves a convincing treat to the children. The movie is produced by Heydey Films, which has given us the Harry Potter series.

What’s there?

  • There is the right blend of silliness and melancholy in the movie.
  • The movie is a visual treat. London is shown beautifully in the film.
  • Both the titular character and the other human characters are well-etched and well presented.
  • The contemporary feel of the film has been done quite well.

What’s not there?

The script could have been given more flesh.

Verdict

A film that will vibe well with the target audience.


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