Day 34 - Paddington

Paddington is a delightful little movie about a talking bear that moves to London in hope of being adopted by a family. Predictably, he’s lovable, accidentally troublesome, and at first rejected by the stern patriarch of the house who finally opens his heart as the result of his family’s love for Paddington the bear. In turn, they save home from a sexy villain. Despite the arch of the movie being predictable, it’s filled with little gems of creative imagery and excellent comedy. And wonderful juxtapositions between the dreary weather of London and the wonderful architecture and visual heritage of the great city. It’s a lovely thing, to see a popular family movie created by people with the sense to recognize that if they have to peddle cliche, this does not have to stop them from creating joyful new entertainment. Happy marmalade day.

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