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.
[visiting Paddington in jail]
Mary Brown: In the past month these three shadowy individuals have all been seen snooping around three London landmarks.
Judy Brown: We think the thief is part of a criminal gang.
Jonathan Brown: Using the pop-up book as a treasure map.
Henry Brown: Well, it’s a theory.
Paddington: Have you found out who they are?
Mrs. Bird: Not yet, dearie.
Knuckles McGinty: Maybe I should take a look.
Henry Brown: I’m sorry, this is a private conversation.
Paddington: Oh, it’s alright, Mr. Brown. This is my friend Knuckles.
Knuckles McGinty: Oh, yeah.
Paddington: And this is Phipps.
Phipps: Good day.
Paddington: Jimmy the Snitch.
Jimmy the Snitch: Alright.
Paddington: The Professor.
Professor Pete: Hello.
Paddington: Squeaky Pete.
Squeaky Pete: Hello.
Paddington: Double Bass Bob.
Double Bass Bob: Hello.
Paddington: Farmer Jack.
Farmer Jack: How do?
Paddington: Mad Dog.
Mad Dog: Woof.
Paddington: Johnny Cashpoint.
Johnny Cashpoint: Kerching.
Paddington: Jeffery Wilcott.
Jeffery Wilcott: I hope I can rely on your vote.
Paddington: And Charley Rumble.
Charley Rumble: Hm.
[referring to Paddington and his new prison inmate friends]
Mary Brown: It’s so wonderful to meet you all. I must say it’s a great relief to know that Paddington’s already made such sweet friends.
Henry Brown: Would you excuse us a moment?
[he switches the sound off so the Paddington and his new prison inmate friends can’t hear on the other side of the glass]
Henry Brown: What are you doing?
Mary Brown: Talking to the nice men.
Henry Brown: Nice men? Mary, we can’t trust these people. I mean look at them.
[they look at Paddington surrounded by his prison inmate friends]
Henry Brown: Talk about a rogue’s gallery. Hideous. And as for that bearded baboon in the middle, he’s hardly got two brain cells to rub together.
Knuckles McGinty: We can still hear you, Mr. Brown.
[the others nod and agree]
Knuckles McGinty: That was the light you turned off. The microphone is on the other side. It’s got microphone written on it.
[Judy turns the light back on]
Henry Brown: Gentlemen…
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.