Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance: Paddington

We give you what you need to know about the family-friendliness of this week's new releases.

by | January 16, 2015 | Comments

In Theaters This Week:



Paddington

97%

Rating: PG, for mild action and rude humor.

This live-action/CGI-animated take on the tales of an adorable stuffed bear in Britain is, for the most part, completely suitable for the whole family. Ben Whishaw voices the beloved children’s book character in what is essentially an origin story. We see what prompted Paddington to leave Darkest Peru and travel to London, and how he ends up living with the Brown family. The tone is quite often gentle but dabbles in slight raunchiness here and there, including some literal toilet humor when Paddington has some trouble in the loo. But he does find himself in some peril at the hands of Nicole Kidman’s character, a ruthlessly driven taxidermist who wants to capture Paddington and add him to her museum collection. I brought my 5-year-old son with me, and Kidman’s character was the only element that bothered him: “I don?t like that mean girl,” he said. “‘Cause she’s scary.” Otherwise, though, “Paddington” is thoroughly cuddly and sweet.

Tag Cloud

Awards Polls and Games cancelled mcc USA politics Vudu 2019 genre Podcast TV police drama Peacock talk show series Avengers CMT Mary Poppins Returns SXSW crime drama Schedule razzies Chernobyl zero dark thirty kids TruTV fresh Character Guide lord of the rings saw Travel Channel aapi Turner Classic Movies CNN Britbox 2021 cancelled TV shows ESPN Valentine's Day festivals Women's History Month art house dceu Mindy Kaling target 4/20 football Sneak Peek Marvel Television comic books mob DirecTV 99% BAFTA Epix technology The Arrangement DC Comics marvel comics RT History Television Academy Extras breaking bad zombies Nickelodeon mockumentary hidden camera Musical E! name the review BET documentary news animated A&E sequel Toys 45 book witnail facebook king kong hispanic heritage month vs. TCM Winter TV CBS All Access Stephen King scary Creative Arts Emmys Interview cats Shudder HBO Max Dark Horse Comics new york mission: impossible free movies blockbusters YouTube Premium reboot zombie archives 90s New York Comic Con boxing Trivia TCA Freeform 71st Emmy Awards Hear Us Out indiana jones Hollywood Foreign Press Association Baby Yoda south america ABC Signature BBC America hollywood Animation comics obituary psychological thriller posters Mary Tyler Moore American Society of Cinematographers twilight VH1 chucky screen actors guild political drama Pop TV godzilla Ovation 93rd Oscars Fox News leaderboard The Purge Tarantino dc spider-man french ID Lucasfilm revenge supernatural Musicals Lionsgate TIFF cooking christmas movies MTV Fall TV 24 frames Infographic dragons Tumblr japan Academy Awards telelvision Quiz live action biopic Nat Geo Masterpiece universal monsters latino renewed TV shows 2020 HBO Go suspense concert CW Seed HBO dexter canceled TV shows Film Cannes boxoffice IFC Films Comic Book new zealand 72 Emmy Awards Heroines WarnerMedia Marvel dramedy Food Network BBC One franchise Disney Plus king arthur doctor who TNT legend VOD justice league Western docudrama Tubi Broadway Chilling Adventures of Sabrina know your critic TV One book adaptation Exclusive Video TV renewals sitcom sports Shondaland ratings Nominations feel good dogs comic critics Ghostbusters cinemax travel crime thriller werewolf Fargo comic book movie spanish critic resources TLC Black Mirror Rock international Comedy Central Red Carpet Holidays robots National Geographic 007 Walt Disney Pictures Tomatazos 21st Century Fox Pirates 20th Century Fox versus Rocketman The CW disaster Netflix Christmas movies cults Binge Guide GoT golden globes superhero child's play MCU science fiction Image Comics diversity comedies Pixar batman rotten DC Universe Paramount cancelled TV series ABC Family Black History Month Disney streaming service australia Sundance Now halloween Superheroe Watching Series Pacific Islander asian-american award winner Pop IFC Grammys mutant rt labs YouTube Red nbcuniversal Starz Syfy Legendary Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Acorn TV kaiju TCA Winter 2020 social media The Academy Trailer Amazon Studios blaxploitation aliens Ellie Kemper comiccon 1990s Summer scary movies laika TCA 2017 First Reviews 2018 Universal Horror Country all-time Brie Larson Family stop motion spanish language nature debate Showtime venice Tags: Comedy royal family First Look streaming Endgame toronto spider-verse Biopics theme song deadpool harry potter live event 73rd Emmy Awards criterion MSNBC binge kong green book best Set visit X-Men vampires classics Reality Competition Mudbound biography Emmy Nominations CBS sequels Disney+ Disney Plus NBA ITV Sci-Fi Rom-Com 79th Golden Globes Awards dark historical drama Pride Month APB prank Amazon slashers 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards scorecard HFPA jamie lee curtis Christmas romantic comedy 2015 true crime satire indie Best and Worst serial killer Countdown parents LGBTQ marvel cinematic universe Rocky docuseries Discovery Channel monster movies The Witch natural history what to watch strong female leads dreamworks screenings italian Television Critics Association 2017 Hallmark Christmas movies Amazon Prime discovery miniseries Fantasy Marvel Studios space Star Trek period drama jurassic park BBC Disney Channel remakes FX tv talk BET Awards joker YA Song of Ice and Fire trailers RT21 stoner Martial Arts Disney rt archives Certified Fresh Amazon Prime Video adenture Film Festival Pet Sematary Holiday Star Wars Anna Paquin FOX comic book movies SDCC YouTube Classic Film A24 high school japanese Captain marvel Turner fast and furious Bravo Hulu Paramount Plus Thanksgiving worst movies psycho spy thriller Superheroes Elton John elevated horror Spike stand-up comedy IMDb TV Tokyo Olympics a nightmare on elm street DC streaming service die hard based on movie Neflix rotten movies we love AMC Comics on TV ghosts Cartoon Network game show Apple VICE Apple TV Plus Music Kids & Family hispanic superman emmy awards Winners thriller independent Comic-Con@Home 2021 young adult richard e. Grant foreign ViacomCBS blockbuster directors NBC Lifetime Christmas movies ABC gangster Netflix children's TV action-comedy Crackle Funimation films golden globe awards video Crunchyroll Adult Swim trophy Teen anthology festival Oscars History Sony Pictures halloween tv Sundance TV Land nfl Fox Searchlight wonder woman Comedy documentaries Marathons cars Opinion unscripted Logo women TCA Awards SundanceTV television El Rey basketball USA Network Alien crime pirates of the caribbean Esquire spinoff TBS popular Wes Anderson TV movies game of thrones movie composers adaptation See It Skip It Warner Bros. Election sopranos canceled President Arrowverse movies PlayStation Universal Pictures OWN sag awards romance OneApp NYCC Video Games San Diego Comic-Con cancelled television heist movie Super Bowl cartoon black 2016 reviews Apple TV+ hist Drama war Spring TV rt labs critics edition streaming movies medical drama scene in color Trophy Talk Lifetime DGA Sundance TV The Walt Disney Company new star wars movies cops Prime Video quibi black comedy teaser Mystery singing competition Spectrum Originals Emmys olympics Mary poppins toy story FXX PaleyFest Box Office Premiere Dates Paramount Network worst crossover FX on Hulu Columbia Pictures GLAAD casting WGN Year in Review PBS AMC Plus finale Writers Guild of America video on demand Cosplay E3 rom-coms james bond Hallmark LGBT Photos anime spain slasher The Walking Dead Calendar Action adventure transformers Instagram Live GIFs Reality Awards Tour