Synopsis: A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
Director(s): Paul King
Production: The Weinstein Company
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Darkest Peru.

A vast, unexplored wilderness

shrouded in mystery. Until now!

For I have been charged

by my fellow geographers

to leave the comforts of home and family

and set off upon a voyage of discovery.

I travel light, carrying only

the absolute essentials.

Maps, rations, modest timepiece

and travel piano.

And finally, deep in the undergrowth,

I spot something extraordinary.

An undiscovered species of bear.

Time to collect a specimen

for the museum.

I thought my time was up,

my ticket was punched.

But the bear saved my life.

He guided me through the jungle

to show me his world,

and in return, I introduced him to ours.

That's... That's a telescope.

That's my grandfather's telescope.

Oh, be very careful with that.

That's soap. Really wouldn't eat that.

Here we are, why don't you try this?

This is marmalade.

You spread it on toast,

put it in sandwiches, or...

Or you can drink it. Jolly good.

This is London. That's where I'm from.


Good Lord!

Now try Stratford-upon-Avon.

Over time, I become friends

with the bears and even name them.

The female after my dear departed mother

and the male after an exotic boxer

I once met in a bar.

But the time eventually comes

to return to my wife and daughter

and share my findings with the world.

Goodbye, Lucy. Goodbye, Pastuzo.

And if you ever make it to London,

you can be sure of a very warm welcome.

I have learnt so much from these bears

but I wonder what, if anything,

they have learnt from me.


They're ripe. They're ripe.

They're finally ripe!

Aunt Lucy!

Uncle Pastuzo!

You're never going to guess... Whoa!

Good morning, Aunt Lucy.

Good morning, my little hurricane.

Why do you have to come crashing in here

like a natural disaster?

But, Uncle Pastuzo... they're ripe.


It's Marmalade Day!

Marmalade Day!

Oh, it rather suits me. Marmalade Day!

Do calm down, you two.

There's no need to rush.

Now be careful up there.

And keep your paws off my hat.

I will.


Just one sandwich contains

all the vitamins and minerals

a bear needs for a whole day.

- Amazing.

- Hmm.

And your Aunt Lucy's recipe

is even better than the explorer's.

We must remember to take him a jar

when we go to London.


I wouldn't worry! We've been talking

about that trip for 40 years.

One day, Pastuzo.

But why would you want to go anywhere

when we live in

the best place in the world?




I thought I told you to be careful.

And give me back my hat.

- Yes, Uncle. But...

- No buts.

It's about time I got a bit of respect

around here.


But tasty.

Friendly advice for

the foreigner in London. Lesson three.

It's dusk, and you pass a stranger

in the street.

- Greet them politely.

- Good evening.

To take the conversation further,

talk about the weather.

Real brolly-buster, isn't it?

Londoners have 107 ways

to say that it is raining...

- Can I have the last sandwich?

- Oh, no, I need that.

A wise bear always keeps

a marmalade sandwich in his hat

in case of emergency.

...and it's bucketing down.

Follow these simple rules and you will

always feel at home in London.

- Aunt Lucy?

- Earthquake!

Get to the shelter!


- Aunt Lucy!

- Keep going!

Are you alright?

Uncle Pastuzo!

Uncle Pastuzo!

Get down!

Uncle Pastuzo?


Uncle Pastuzo?

Aunt Lucy.

What are we going to do?

Stay out of sight until London.

But... aren't you coming?

I am too old and too tired

to go any further.

Oh. Then, what will you do?

Oh, don't you worry about me.

I will be safe

in the home for retired bears.

But it is not yet time

for you to retire.

You must find a new home. In London.

But... But I don't know anyone there.

What if they don't even like bears?

You know, there was once a war

in the explorer's country.

Thousands of children

were sent away for safety,

left at railway stations

with labels around their necks,

and unknown families took them in

and loved them like their own.

They will not have forgotten

how to treat a stranger.

Now take care, my darling.

Remember your manners.

And keep safe.

OK, I'll just get it now.

I'll throw it down.



Oh, right. Yes.

Manners. Here goes.

Good morning.

Really tipping it down, isn't it?


How do you do?

I'm just looking for a home. And I...


Excuse me...

Does anyone know where I...

where I can find a home?


Passengers are reminded to keep their

belongings with them at all times.

Unattended items will be taken away

and could be destroyed.

Oh, dear.

Oh, hello.

You hungry?

Me, too.

But this is all I've got left.

It's really just for emergency.

Oh, go on then.

Ah, right, I see what I've done.

Come on, you can't

all be having emergencies.

Can you all just go away, please?

I need to look presentable.

- That was so boring.

- I'm sorry you feel like that,

but it was my week to choose and I

enjoyed the Victorian Wool Experience.

At least we spent time together

as a family.

- And we learnt a lot about wool.

- Did you have fun, pumpkin?

It's Judy, and it was fine

until you jumped in the lake.

It's a bathing pond.

It's what you're supposed to do.

- Not naked!

- Well, I forgot my costume.

Jonathan, don't jump like that.

Seven per cent of childhood accidents

start with jumping.

- If I'm gonna be an astronaut...

- You're not "gonna" be.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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