Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Imelda Staunton
Story: Family comedy sequel co-written and directed by Paul King where the story follows Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family (Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins) in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.
While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s (voiced by Imelda Staunton) hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s (Jim Broadbent) antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. However, when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
[referring to the old pop-up book]
Paddington: Mr. Gruber. Oh, what’s this?
Mr. Gruber: Ah, this is London.
Paddington: It’s wonderful. Aunt Lucy always dreamed of coming to London. If she saw this, it would be like she were finally here. This is perfect.
Paddington: I’ve had a brilliant idea, I’m going to get a job and buy that book for Aunt Lucy’s birthday.
Paddington: Hello, window cleaner.
[we see Paddington trying to be a window cleaner and failing at it]
Mr. Curry: [to Henry] Are you aware there’s a bear on your roof?
Henry Brown: Are you quiet sure you’re ready for the workplace, Paddington?
Paddington: It’s Phoenix Buchanan, dad’s celebrity client.
Phoenix Buchanan: I suppose you know who I am.
Paddington: Oh, yes. You’re a very famous actor.
Phoenix Buchanan: VIP, celebrity.
Paddington: Or used to be. Now you do dog food commercials.
Phoenix Buchanan: This pop-up book, where on earth did you find it?
Paddington: Mr. Gruber’s antique shop.
[as he sees the pop-up book in Gruber’s shop being stolen]
Paddington: Stop! Thief!
[he goes after the thief but the thief disappears just as the police arrive]
Policewoman: Hold it right there!
Paddington: But I’m not the thief!
Phoenix Buchanan: We’re rich again.
Paddington: I may look like a hardened criminal, but I’m innocent.
‘Knuckles’ McGinty: If anyone can recognize a criminal it’s us.
Mary Brown: Mysterious things have been happening all over town. Believe me.
[referring to Buchanan]
Mary Brown: He’s a master of disguise.
Mrs. Bird: We’re going to need a full proof plan.
Henry Brown: This is breaking and entering!
Mary Brown: We haven’t broken anything.
[just then Henry accidently breaks a vase]
Phoenix Buchanan: Where do you think you’re going, bear?
Henry Brown: Paddington wouldn’t hesitate if any of us needed help. He looks for the good in all of us.
Paddington 2 is set to open in the UK 11/10/2017 and US 01/12/2018.