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Paddington 2- Kids’ Movie Review

“Be kind and polite and the world will be right.” That’s a quote from Paddington’s Aunt Lucy. He loves his aunt and frequently quotes her. Paddington wants to find the perfect gift for his aunt’s 100th birthday. He eventually sees a pop-up book about London in his friend’s antique shop. However, the book is very expensive so Paddington does odd jobs until he can afford it. Unfortunately, a mysterious thief steals the book right before Paddington goes to buy it. Sadly, Paddington is wrongly accused of the robbery and is sentenced to prison. Now the adventure begins as the adorable, fun loving bear becomes a prisoner and charms all the inmates. Paddington 2 continues the story of Paddington bear who lives happily with his adopted family in London.

 

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Paddington 2Rating: 4.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date:
January 11, 2017
MPAA Rating:
PG
Best Age Group:
5+
Sexual Content:
None
Violent/Disturbing Content:
Moderate
Crude or Profane Language:
Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content:
Mild
Will Kids Like It?
Yes

 

 

 

Talking Points:

  • There are some great messages for young kids. Paddington’s Aunt Lucy says, “Look for the best in people and you’ll find it.” Paddington lives by his aunt’s rules,  even in prison.
  • Paddington always wants to do the right thing. He typically thinks of others before himself.

Sexual Content: None

Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate

  • During a robbery Paddington chases a thief through a store and down the streets.
  • Paddington is surrounded by many scary looking inmates when he’s in prison. Initially they are intimidating and mean to the poor bear, but they eventually befriend him.
  • A villain has a sword and fights with a main character.
  • Paddinton falls in a river and nearly drowns.
  • There’s a very sad scene when Paddinton’s adopted parents don’t visit him on visiting day in prison. We see Paddington in bed crying as he thinks they no longer love him.

Crude or Profane Language: Mild

  • Name calling such as “coward,” and “weirdo.”

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

  • Champagne is served on a train ride.

Will Kids Like It? Yes

Overall, this is a wonderful movie for the whole family.

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