In ‘Paddington 2,’ a bear has a ball behind bars

Paddington bear has ventured to school, court, the hospital and the stock exchange. But it took the fuzzy Londoner 60 years to reach his most memorable destination ever — prison.

That’s right. In “Paddington 2,” that sweet bear from deepest, darkest Peru goes to the clink.

But lest you think this adorable kids’ series has turned into “The Shawshank Redemption,” know that the second chapter is still blissfully kind, funny and whip-smart. It’s a perfect flick for families, but also a jolly time for anyone with a pulse.

How does a brown bear who’s so nice that he makes Baloo from “The Jungle Book” seem crotchety wind up in the big house? Well, Paddington’s beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday is coming up and the...

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Jan 11th 2018
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