Paddington 2 follows everyone's favorite bear from Peru as he goes out to work to get the money to buy a unique pop up book for his Aunt Lucy's 100th Birthday. What our loveable hero does't know is that the pop up book is really a series of clues to a hidden treasure. One person who does know this however is the sneaky Phoenix Buchanan (Hugh Grant - Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral), a washed up actor who now stars in dog food commercials. Buchanan, a king of disguises, steals the book and frames Paddington for the crime. With Paddington now in prison the Brown family must solve the crime and prove Paddington's innocence all while our Marmalade chopping hero introduces his favorite snack to the folks in the prison .
So does the film hold up second time around? It sure does! Paddington 2 is a great example of British cinema with a huge array of UK acting talent like Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville, acting legend Julie Walters and the star of the amazing Oscar winning film Shape of Water Sally Hawkins. The film is fun, I found myself laughing out loud so many times and it has that family film vibe I feel is missing from alot of movies nowadays. Hugh Grant, a face we haven't really seen much of over the last few years, plays dastardly perfectly. It is so rare to have a villain who isn't scary but more of a cheesy sneaky no good-nick.
This is a must buy film, a perfect story and brilliant acting that will fill these cold freak winter days with the warmth you need.