We screened Paddington 2 as a family a few weeks and absolutely loved it. I love how the Paddington movies are not only funny, but they give you the warm fuzzies too. For our Paddington 2 movie review, I’m sharing the 5 reasons we love the movie and why we think you will too.
Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community. He spends his days spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop. In order to buy it, he takes on a series of odd jobs. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.
Don’t be afraid to be yourself.
Paddington never seems to try to be anything other than he is, a kind, sweet bear. But his human family, especially the kids, seem to struggle with accepting themselves. We learn in this film that being yourself is one of the greatest things you can do in life. And you just might help out someone in need, in a way that only you can.
The love of your family is unconditional.
Whether it is the family you are born with, or the one you find all on your own, the bonds of family are strong. Families love you unconditionally, support your goals, and lift you up, sometimes even literally. It’s hard being a short bear in a large crowd.
Appearances can be deceiving.
Too often we judge books by their covers. People who seem charming and well put together are often favored over those who are a bit rough around the edges.
But if we open our eyes, and hearts just a little, we learn it’s not what is on the outside that counts, but the inside.
Stand up for what is right.
In this film Paddington is wrongfully accused of a crime. Everyone knows he must be innocent despite the evidence saying otherwise. His family doesn’t give up on him or trying to prove his innocence. We all need to learn to speak the truth even when no one else wants to listen to it.
Always look for the good in others.
Paddington is the kind of bear who looks for the good in everyone he meets. That kindness he shows to others makes him a favorite among his community. He not only finds the goodness in others, but by believing in it, he brings out the best in everyone around him. We could all learn to be more like Paddington.
Paddington looks for the good in all of us and somehow he finds it.
Paddington 2 is a wonderful film for the whole family. Get your tickets today and see it this weekend when it opens in theaters all across the U.S.
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Paddington 2 is in theaters January 12th 2018!
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Move aside kids, the Disney Pixar sequel I have been waiting for is coming and it’s going to be epic! The Incredibles 2 teaser trailer is here! My husband and I are so excited! Okay, okay, the kids are too. But let’s face it, we have been waiting longer for this than they’ve been alive.
I dare you to watch this teaser and not smile. Jack-Jack’s laugh is the cutest thing!
Our favorite family of Supers are back. This time, Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with the kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. Bob is trying to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers.
We left off with our Incredible family just as Jack-Jack showed some pretty serious powers. Now we will finally learn what exactly this baby can do!
When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
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Incredibles 2 opens in theaters everywhere June 15, 2018!
When D23 Expo announced a new movie based on The Nutcracker, my ballerina and I were so excited. Finally a movie that would bring one of our holiday favorites to life in an existing way. Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms new trailer is here and it does not disappoint.
All Clara wants is a key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at her godfather Drosselmeyer’s annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key. Which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world.
It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip , a gang of mice, and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.
The Nutcracker and The Four Realms is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and stars Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Jayden Fowora-Knight, and features a special performance by Misty Copeland.
To celebrate the new trailer try making one of these delicious recipes:
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms opens in theatres everywhere November 2, 2018!
The holidays are here! No alarms, no homework, just hanging out as a family, and having fun. It is the time of year for traditions. We have a lot, from baking cookies to picking out the best Christmas tree ever. One of my favorite traditions though, are our movie nights. Once a week, we all get on our pajamas, grab a blanket, and snuggle up in the living room to watch a classic holiday movie.
I love these moments as a family. They are a reminder to my husband and I to slow down. To be in the moment with our children and each other. The kids really look forward to it each week, helping me plan out our snacks and what movie we should watch. My hope is that it will be something they remember when they get older.
I wonder if they will let me use my pillow this time or hog it all like usual?
Planning the perfect family movie night is easy. All you need are PJs, blankets, pillows, snacks, and movies.
I’ve partnered with Movies Anywhere for this post. All opinions are my own.