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Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

 -  Comedy  -  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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$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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Trivia

This movie was made and released about seventy-three years after its source novel of the same name by Florence Atwater and Richard Atwater was first published in 1938. See more »

Goofs

Even penguin eggs must be kept warm to hatch. The movie implies otherwise. 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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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.23 (2011) 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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PPP pick up a penguin. Half good family film.
6 September 2011 | by (Warwick, England (UK)) – See all my reviews

Far from ppp perfect this easy, overdone on the sentiment film delivers another Carey rich performance. The penguins are lovable and cute and there is just about enough entertainment, and laughs, amidst a cheesy story.

Carey plays Mr Popper, a recently separated form his family businessman, who excels at property procurement. His father dies and leaves him a posted box of frozen penguins, which Carey looks after and falls for. His children who come to visit also love the penguins. Carey, whilst caring for the family of penguins, struggles to keep his job and acquire the last property in Central Park, New York which would make him a partner in the business he has worked so hard for. Whilst caring for the penguins Mr Popper learns the true value of family over materials and thus completes his journey reuniting his family, and re-homing the penguins.

The film also has small roles for stars Angela Lansbury (Murder She Wrote), Phillip Baker Hall, Clark Gregg and Jeffrey Tambor.


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