Movie Review | “Paddington 2”

paddingtonBy Mica Wilhite

What loves marmalade, is short and furry and kindhearted and polite but a bit accident prone?  Paddington Bear of course! He is “everyone’s favorite bear!”

“Paddington 2” is the sequel to the 2015 film adaption of the much-loved children’s literature story by Michael Bond. Paddington is a Peruvian bear who travels to London in search of a family.  He is rescued by the Brown family and becomes a beloved addition to their household which is where the sequel begins.

Paddington discovers a unique pop-up book he wants to give to his 100-year old Aunt Lucy and begins working odd jobs to be able to purchase it.  The book is stolen, and the storyline puts Paddington in the role of a wrongfully accused bear who needs the help of his family to find the real thief.

Lucky for Paddington, his personal motto is “If we’re kind and polite, the world will be alright.” And making Aunt Lucy’s recipe for marmalade is helpful as well.

This effortlessly bearable comedy scores a spot-on 100% Fresh on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer and has been nominated for three British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards:  Best British Film, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hugh Grant), and Best Adapted Screenplay.

“Paddington 2” (105 minutes) is showing at the Marshall Cinema with a PG rating for action and mild rude humor. Call (903) 935-5662 or visit for a full list of show times.  Then make a back-to-back plan.  Watch “Paddington” online tonight, if you have not already seen it, and then see “Paddington 2” in the theater tomorrow.

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