by Sheryl Wall
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Paddington is based on the children’s books written by Michael Bond and Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. Paddington Bear is a young bear from darkest Peru that travels to London in search of a new home. He is sent by his Aunt Lucy after an earthquake destroys their home and she must retire at the Bears home for senior bears. She cannot take a young bear to the retirement center so she must help him find a new home.
Years before, she and her husband met a young explorer who taught them how to make Marmalade. The explorer was so kind to them and said they are welcome anytime in London.
Lucy feels London will be the best place for her nephew because of what she learned from the explorer. Paddington is smuggled on a boat and then finds himself at the train station. There he meets the Brown family at Paddington Station. Aunt Lucy put a tag around his neck reading “please look after this bear, thank you.” They take him in on a temporary basis for Mr. Brown is very uncertain about having a bear around. In fact, the first thing he does is call his insurance company to be sure he is insured for what may occur with a bear in the house. Paddington tries to fit in but finds it hard because he has never been out of Peru before. The adventure continues as he searches for the explorer and instead finds his daughter who isn’t as nice as her dad. She is a taxidermist and intends to capture the bear and stuff him.
Paddington is a cute family film with an unusual twist of adventure. The taxidermist story line is a bit unsettling but overall I really enjoyed the movie. My daughter was excited to hear there are books about the bear and is eager to get a chance to read them.
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