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Farce of the Penguins (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  22 February 2007 (Iceland)
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A mockumentary that illuminates penguin survival and mating rituals, as well as one bird's search for love while on a 70-mile trek with his hedonistic buddies.

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Hottie Penguin (voice)
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Carl (voice)
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I Need a Z-Pack Penguin (voice)
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Insecure Penguin (voice)
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They're Aall Bitches Penguin (voice)
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Hey, That's My Ass! Penguin (voice)
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Ester (voice)
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In this spoof of "March of the Penguins," nature footage of penguins near the South Pole gets a soundtrack of human voices. Carl and Jimmy, best friends, walk 70 miles to the mating grounds where the female penguins wait. The huddled masses of females - especially Melissa and Vicki - talk about males, mating, and what might happen this year. Carl, Jimmy, and the other males make the long trek talking about food, fornication and flatulence. Until this year, Carl's sex life has been dismal, but he falls hard for Melissa. She seems to like him. A crisis develops when Jimmy comes upon something soft in the dark. Can friends forgive? Does parenthood await Carl and Melissa? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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May the farce be with you. See more »

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Rated R for pervasive crude sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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22 February 2007 (Iceland)  »

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A Farsa dos Pinguins  »

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With the exceptions of Candace Cameron Bure and Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, the entire family cast from Full House (1987) had speaking roles in this movie. See more »

Goofs

Neither Arctic Foxes nor Arctic Owls occur in Antarctica. The same is true of several species of penguins shown. See more »

Quotes

Melissa: I am tired of the club scene!
Vicky: So are the baby seals!
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Crazy Credits

No penguins were harmed during the making of this film. However, one of our editors, and we won't say which one, kept a human head in his mini-refrigerator the entire time he was editing this picture. See more »

Connections

References Brokeback Mountain (2005) See more »

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Relax Your Body
Performed by DJ Scana
Written by A. Franchi
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
Published by Big Tiger Music (BMI)
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Could have been excellent
18 January 2007 | by (Florida Keys) – See all my reviews

There were times we had some good laughs, but this really didn't need to be a film. The penguin footage had so little to do with what the comics were saying most of the time that it just got stupid after a while. It would have been just as good as an audio CD, maybe better.

If the comics had really LOOKED at the footage as they riffed, and if the editing were a little more creative, Farce of the Penguins would have been great. As it is, the comic timing of the voices got thrown off by what the penguins were doing, and vice versa.

The only reason I'm getting this for my video rental shop is that I think the advertising will make customers ask for it.


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