Release Date: July 07th, 2011
In this family comedy, Jim Carrey is Mr. Popper, a driven businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life – until he inherits six penguins. Jim Carrey stars as the ultra-successful and rising successful businessman for a real estate acquisition firm who has sacrificed his career over his family. Through a gift given by his belated father, six adorable penguins and the mayhem that followed he learns the value of family and turns his life around. Popper's penguins turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland – and the rest of his life upside-down.
This is an enjoyable family film that is suitable for kids of all ages despite the PG rating.
Watch this if you liked: “Dr: Doolittle”, “Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium”
"Mr Popper's Penguins" is an adaptation by an author Richard Atwater's of the beloved 1938 children's book. Mr. Popper is a high-powered, New York businessman who suddenly inherits six penguins. Shortly after penning a letter to a team of Arctic explorers, Mr. Popper is surprised to receive a penguin in the mail. Later, after making his mischievous new pal a cozy new home in the freezer, the hapless Mr. Popper comes into possession of a playful female penguin as well.
Taking care of the animals is no easy matter, and he quickly hits major hurdles, both at home and at work. But along the way, he learns the value of family and friendship with human or otherwise.
Tom Popper (Jim Carrey), who plays a divorced but driven realtor who grew up most of his life with his father constantly travelling.
He trying to make amends with his family and winning over the elderly owner of Tavern on the Green (Angela Lansbury) for a business deal. Tom is then thrown out of his comfort zone when he has to suddenly take care of not one, but six penguins left for him by his late father. Throw in miscommunications, troubled relationships, adorable animals, and underlying moral values.
The penguins when computerised came off looking real, and Carrey with his natural way with animals works out brilliantly. It gives us uncomplicated laughs to keep us entertained.
"Mr Popper's Penguin" promises to be entertaining and it does live up to certain expectations. It wasn't thoroughly bad, but it could have been better. Carrey's antics can never get old but a plot like this does. Still proving he has his Carrey charm, this movie will surely get laughs out of everyone. Perhaps we will have wait for another Carrey hit that's better - minus the penguins.
Genre: Comedy, Animation and Adaptation
General Release Date: 07 Jul 2011
Running Time: 1 Hour 34 Minutes
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Ophelia Lovibond, Madeline Carroll, Angela Lansbury
Director: Mark Waters
Screenwriter(s): John Morris, Sean Anders, Sara Parriott
Producer(s): John Davis
MPAA Rating: PG for mild rude humor and some language.
Distributors: 20th Century Fox Distribution
Production Co.: Davis Entertainment
Complete Cast Of Mr. Popper's Penguins
Angela Lansbury - Mrs. Van Gundy
Madeline Carroll - Janie
David Krumholtz - Kent
Maxwell Perry Cotton - Billy
Dominic Chianese - Reader
Henry Keleman - Young Tommy Popper
Dylan Clark Marshall - Young Tommy Popper #2
Elaine Kussack - Gremmin's Secretary
Desmin Borges - Daryl
Dominic Colón - Tito
Frank Cornei - Klaus
Matt Wolf - Voice of Antarctic Friend
James Chen - Fish & Game Officer
Curtis Shumaker - Sanitation Officer
Betsy Aidem - Tavern Hostess
Chris Beetem - Young Developer
Daniel Stewart Sherman - Zoo Security Guard
Charlie Semine - Cop #2 (Quint)
Ophelia Lovibond - Pippi
Clark Gregg - Nat Jones
Philip Baker Hall - Franklin
James Tupper - Rick
William C. Mitchell - Yates
Kelli Barrett - Tommy's Mom
Brian T. Delaney - Voice of Young Tom Pepper, Sr.
Harlin C. Kearsley - Town Car Driver
Lee Moore - Reginald
Jeff Lima - Freddy
J.R. Horne - Arnold
Andrew Stewart-Jones - Animal Control Guy
Rafael Osorio - Marine & Waterfowl Officer
Olga Merediz - Nanny
Angel Caban - Fishmonger
Charles L. Campbell - Voice ofo Old Tom Popper, Sr.
Mike Massimino - Cop #1
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