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Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

 -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  17 June 2011 (USA)
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The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.

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Tom Popper grew up having very little interaction with his father who was off exploring the world. When he grows up he spends most of time on his work and ignores his children. One day his father sends him an unusual gift: a penguin. Popper can't help but wonder why his father would send him a penguin. He tries to get rid of it, but accidentally orders five more. When his children and ex-wife show up to celebrate his son's birthday, the kids are taken with the penguins. And Popper finally gets to connect with his kids while his work suffers. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG for mild rude humor and some language | See all certifications »

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Los pingüinos de papá  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,445,355 (USA) (17 June 2011)

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$68,218,041 (USA) (14 October 2011)
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Noah Baumbach was originally slated to direct this film but left. Mark Waters replaced him. See more »

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The location of the envelope under the sideboard changes in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Popper: Hello! I have to send the penguins back.
Voice On Phone: Send-da-penguin?
Mr. Popper: Yes, send penguins.
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No penguins were harmed in the making of this film. Jim Carrey, on the other hand, was bitten mercilessly. But he had it coming. See more »

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References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

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ICE ICE BABY
Written by Vanilla Ice (as Robert Van Winkle), Earthquake (as Floyd Brown), Mario 'Chocolate' Johnson (as Mario Johnson), David Bowie, John Deacon (as John Richard Deacon), Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor (as Roger Meddows Taylor)
Performed by Vanilla Ice
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
(Contains an interpolation of Under Pressure)
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Fun for adults, too!
16 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On our way to an "adult" film (the theater turned out to be inaccessible), we ended up at "Mr. Popper's Penguins," which my friend remembered as a book that her now-29-year-old daughter had enjoyed. I can't remember an evening of more unadulterated, good-hearted laughs in ages.

Viewers should be cautioned to abandon any need for verisimilitude. This is not "March of the Penguin," although Jim Carrey does reference Morgan Freeman in one line. The human children, however, are delightfully true-to-life, in their enthusiasms and frustrations. The penguins, however, manage to exhibit a charming mixture of human-child mischief appropriate to their penguin natures -- sliding on any slippery surface, splashing wherever possible, finding refuge in any icy habitat available in a Manhattan apartment.

The dialogue is very well written and well paced. Jim Carrey is at his best -- annoyingly over- the-top as a slick sales executive, genuinely bonding with his surrogate children as time goes on -- a virtual "Marty Poppins." Angela Lansbury displays her mastery of her craft as a wealthy dowager quite unlike the charming "Jessica Fletcher" persona.


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