Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011)

mr. poppers penguin“Yeah, I only pick up the dead ones.” – Animal Control Guy

Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Oct 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A succesful businessman is willed a penguin from his explorer father upon his passing which inevitablely turns his life upside down.

My Take on it – This is a movie that my kids really wanted to watch, so we had a family movie night and watched it all together.

We all found it humorous because Jim Carrey is great at slapstick comedy and is perfect for this role.

The problem with this movie is that beyond the humorous moments, there isn’t much to offer. The script and plot are pretty mediocre and none of the actors come close to shining even closely to Carrey.

As a kid, I loved the book that this movie is VERY loosely based on and I had hoped that the adaptation would resemble the original more closely than it actually does.

Bottom Line – Humorous movie, but not much better than mediocre. Carrey is perfectly cast. VERY loosely based on a great book that I loved as a kid. Wish this woulda been better!

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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5 thoughts on “Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011)

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  2. I liked this movie 🙂 my boyfriend and me love penguins so we went to the cinema to see it. We’ve been together almost six years and only watched two movies in the cinema together. This was one of them (the other was Inglourious Basterds!). I guess you know which my favourite between the two was? 🙂

    But having said that, I did like this movie. Jim Carrey is always wonderful, I liked the lady who spoke with a lot of “P’s” and you know, it was silly and feel good 🙂


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