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Paddington Movie Quotes

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“Paddington” movie quotes bring the beloved children’s book character to life in a feature film. The family movie was directed by Paul King using a screenplay he and Hamish McColl adapted from the character created by Michael Bond. “Paddington” opened in theaters in the United Kingdom on November 29, 2014, then in the United States on January 16, 2015.

In “Paddington,” the young talking bear title character (voiced by Ben Whishaw) meets the Brown family in a London train station. Mother Mary (Sally Hawkins) sees a bear in need and invites him into their home for the night. While Paddington bonds with daughter Judy (Madeline Harris) and son Jonathan (Samuel Joslin), father Henry (Hugh Bonneville) is not keen on allowing a marmalade-loving live bear, talking or not, to stay in their home.

Paddington also attracts the eye of taxidermy enthusiast Millicent (Nicole Kidman) who thinks a cute little talking bear would make an excellent addition to her collection. Millicent, who later learns that she and Paddington have met before, tries to capture Paddington to stuff him, leaving Paddington with few options to remain safe. If only the Brown family, realizing how much they love him, would show up and rescue him before it’s too late.

“Paddington” brings some family fun into theaters already packed with other films such as ”Into the Woods,” ”The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” ”Annie,” ”Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb."
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    What's the Worst That Could Happen?

    Judy Brown: “You’ve literally just brought home a random bear.”
    Mary Brown: “He’s much more similar than you think, besides, what’s the worst that could happen?”
    Henry Brown: “Oh no!”

    Daughter Judy isn’t too excited that the family has brought a bear into their home. Mary tries to reassure her that it’s just one night and surely that’s not enough time to do anything terrible.
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    A Young Bear Who Needs Our Help

    Henry Brown: “Stranger danger! Keep your eyes down. There’s some sort of bear.”
    Paddington: “Hello”
    Mary Brown: “Hello there”
    Henry Brown: “Mary!”
    Mary Brown: “He’s a young bear who needs our help, Henry… It’s just one night.”

    The Brown family encounters a young bear in a train station and per Henry’s advice, they try not to make eye contact with the creature. Mary, however, sees a bear in need of help and convinces Henry to allow the bear to stay in their home for a night.
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    The Family Needs That Bear

    Mrs. Bird: “This family needs that bear every bit as much as he needs you.”

    As Mrs. Bird points out, the Brown family might not realize it now, but they need the bear in their family just as much as Paddington needs a home. Hopefully the Browns can see this before it’s too late.
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    A Danger to Our Family

    Henry Brown: “That there is a danger to our family.”
    Jonathan Brown: “Oooh”
    Henry Brown: “Jonathan, don’t even think about it! … First thing tomorrow, that bear is out of here!”

    Henry thinks that Paddington is a bad influence to his children when he sees the bear sliding down their staircase railing. He urges son Jonathan to not follow Paddington and vows to kick the bear out in the morning.
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