Escaping the Cold and Snow For A Sneak Peak Of Paddington Movie with The Moms and Nicole Kidman

7 Jan
Image from http://www.imdb.com

Image from  http://www.imdb.com

Yesterday temperatures were very cold and snow was falling in NYC.  My youngest daughter and I headed up to the Film Society of Lincoln Center to join The MOMS for a sneak-peak of the Paddington Movie. It was the perfect day for a movie.

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Getting ready for the event, looking at one of her favorite books!

With a great group of MOMs! Image from The MOMS

With a great group of MOMs! Image from The MOMS

Paddington Bear was a childhood favorite of mine. I now enjoy reading the books to my girls and they’ve come to love the adorable little bear too.  When we saw a trailer for the movie, staring Nicole Kidman (Millicent), Sally Hawkins (Mrs. Brown), Hugh Bonneville (Mr. Brown) and Ben Wishaw (the voice of Paddington), we got so excited and couldn’t wait to see our favorite little bear come alive.

Paddington, 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 kindly 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. Written by Marmalade Films (from imdb.com)

I loved the movie.  There’s some suspense and a lot of humor- the entire theater broke out in laughter no matter the age.  I really loved Paddington’s character.  Not only was he furry and absolutely adorable, he was full of honesty and had a very kind nature.  He was an outsider trying to fit in to find a home, which got him into a bit of trouble at times.  It’s a movie the entire family would enjoy and you might want a Paddington of your own by the end.

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Image from IMDB.com

Image from IMDB.com

Image from IMDB.com

Image from IMDB.com

Image from IMDB.com

Before the film started, Nicole Kidman joined The MOMS and guests for a Q&A.  I’ve always loved her movies and always wondered what she would be like in person. Nicole was lovely and a pleasure to listen to.  As a child, she always loved books.  She would read and imagine herself as the characters.  She has since shared her love for books with her children, reading to them every night.  Some books they read together include Goodnight Moon, The Lion Witch and the Wardrobe, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Since becoming a mom, Nicole only accepts parts in which her children can travel with her so they don’t have to be apart.  Like many of us, she also faces the food challange- her kids want pasta with butter and cheese, no sauce.

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Don’t miss the Paddington Movie in theaters January 16, I’ll definitely be going again with my oldest daughter.  See the trailer here.

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Heading home after a fun afternoon.  Thank you to The MOMS, Norwegian Cruiseline and Chevy Tri State!

Heading home after a fun afternoon.

After all the excitement of the event, we felt the bitter cold.  Winter is just getting started and warmer destinations are sounding very appealing especially for Winter Break.  Norwegian Cruise Lines, a sponsor of the event, offer cruises from NYC to warmer destinations the entire family will enjoy.  Find out more here and see our experience on a Norwegian Cruise Ship with The MOMS.

The Norwegian Breakaway sails into the sunset!

The Norwegian Breakaway sails into the sunset!

Love the winter weather and want to hit the slopes? The other sponsor of yesterdays event, Chevrolet, will help you get to the slopes of upstate NY in their 4WD SUVs!

Thank you to The MOMS, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Chevrolet for a wonderful and memorable event!

Disclaimer:  I did not receive compensation for this post.  All photos and opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted.

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