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Paddington 2 suitable for a 4 yo?

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starfish8 Tue 28-Nov-17 21:40:03

Could I take my 4 yo pre-schooler to see Paddington 2? Husband away this weekend, so killing a couple of hours in the cinema would be very welcome!!!

Thanks in advance :-)

QuantamBaby Tue 28-Nov-17 21:41:25

Yes, it's utterly charming, mine loved it smile

NC4now Tue 28-Nov-17 21:42:58

Yes, it’s lovely. I’d actually borrow a four year old to see it with. It’s the perfect age.

m011y Tue 28-Nov-17 21:44:16

neither of my 2 (5&4) enjoyed it. the 5yo cried and thought it was really scary.

SmileAndNod Tue 28-Nov-17 21:44:36

Took ours yesterday, it was fab and she loved it!

WhimsicalTart Tue 28-Nov-17 21:44:40

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EmmaC78 Tue 28-Nov-17 21:47:47

Yes, I think most that age would love it.

starfish8 Tue 28-Nov-17 21:49:14

Ahh great thanks!

@NC4now Anytime!!!

twobarnsmammisonthebus Tue 28-Nov-17 21:54:33

Mine was very frightened and had to be taken out in the end (at her request), despite us trying to reassure her.

Hobbes8 Tue 28-Nov-17 21:55:23

My 3 & 6 year olds enjoyed it, although my son's favourite bit was the Paddington Christmas advert the showed beforehand. It's a great film - much better than some of the kiddie dross I've sat through with them <narrows eyes at Boss Baby>.

Herbcake Tue 28-Nov-17 21:55:43

I think it's less scary than the first one. Nicole Kidman was rather sinister in that.

Fairylea Tue 28-Nov-17 21:57:23

My son aged 5 loved it, he has a learning disability which means his cognitive understanding is about 3 years old and he absolutely loved every second! I couldn’t believe how well he sat - he was glued to it. It has a really clear baddie / goodie storyline which is easy to follow and lots of funny slapstick bits here and there. Excellent and charming film.

concretejungle Tue 28-Nov-17 22:15:24

Well said fairylea - sums it up

starfish8 Wed 29-Nov-17 08:40:09

Thanks all so much for taking time to respond. I will be going armed with popcorn and sweets on Friday am!


Liliywil Wed 29-Nov-17 15:43:49

Paddington 2 is lovely! I'm sure all of you would love it. Have a great time at the movie!

Sirzy Wed 29-Nov-17 15:49:21

It is the only film ds (8 and autistic/adhd) has ever sat through the whole film without even needing a toilet escape!

SueSueDonahue Wed 29-Nov-17 16:13:24

I think it's better a bit older (even my teen watched it happily), but a 5yo would be fine.

One of those rare films for all ages.

Has he been to the cinema before?

Flumplet Wed 29-Nov-17 16:36:03

Someone said it's sad - I don't like sad films!!

starfish8 Wed 29-Nov-17 16:40:37

Yes he has SueSueDonahue so he'll be fine with the overall experience.

Vinorosso74 Wed 29-Nov-17 20:27:07

We just saw it today-a lovely film! DD (nearly 8) got quite concerned for Paddington at a couple of points, not scared but she does get very into films. I thought the first one was more scary purely as Nicole Kidman's character was so sinister. Hugh Grant was excellent.

starfish8 Mon 04-Dec-17 07:55:41

As a quick update, we went Friday and it was fab! We both loved it and seemed perfect for my 4 yo who enjoyed the goodie vs baddie story, funny slapstick bits and the final major scene on the trains!

Thanks everyone!

BikeRunSki Mon 04-Dec-17 07:59:38

My 6 yo found it really scary. The train scene was too much for her. She doesn’t handle “mild peril” well - we had to leave Finding Dory!

NatureAbhorsAHoover Sat 16-Dec-17 17:49:04

My almost-4 DD doesn’t like ‘scary’ at all and she loved it. OP glad yours felt the same! 🐻

RJnomore1 Sat 16-Dec-17 21:23:58

I'm 41 and I found it traumatic! The underwater bit...


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