Paddington parents guide


Paddington Bear finds himself in a bit of a jam when he sets off on an adventure in London.

Overall B+

Paddington (voice of Colin Firth) finds himself in a sticky situation in a London Train Station, until he is taken into the kindly care of the Brown Family (Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins).

Release date January 16, 2015

Violence C+
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use C

Why is Paddington rated PG? The MPAA rated Paddington PG for mild action and rude humor.

Run Time: 94 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is Paddington rated PG? Paddington is rated PG by the MPAA for mild action and rude humor.

Violence: In an attempt to gain information from a taxi driver, a character hangs the man by his feet while dangling over a river (we don’t see how she accomplishes this task with the rather portly London cabbie) and threatens to “remove body parts” (such as nose hairs) if he doesn’t cooperate. After giving her the information, the woman cuts the rope and he falls into the river—it is not implied that he drowns. A character shoots a bear and other humans with tranquilizer darts. A taxidermist determines to kidnap a bear and have him stuff. A character gets into situations that result in property damage, including overflowing a bathroom with water. An earthquake forces a family of three bears from their home; after the destruction is over the “father” bear’s hat is found in the rubble, indicating he died. A young character is forced to separate from his guardian. A young boy plays with rockets within their home; in a later scene he and his father are seen lighting a rocket inside their dwelling. A character breaks into a home; another character accidentally turns on the gas stove that starts a small fire.

Sexual Content: A male character dresses as a woman to disguise his identity; when another character tells him he looks pretty, he remarks, “That’s what they’ll think in jail”. A woman uses sensuality to entice a man to help her engage in a plot to kidnap a bear.

Language: There is a muffled use of the word “bloody”.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Within a comedic context, two characters engage in a game where they both drink a large amount of hard liquor—they are later seen very inebriated.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G
Ontario G
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

Paddington is directed by Paul King and stars Colin Firth, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Paddington movie is April 28, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Paddington
Release Date: 28 April 2015
Paddington releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following special features:
- Meet the Characters
- When a Bear Comes to Stay
- From Page to Screen
- "Shine" Lyric Music Video written by Gwen Stefani & Pharrell
Exclusive HD Content
-The Making of "Shine" with Gwen Stefani & Pharrell

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