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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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17 June 2011 (USA)  »

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Los pingüinos de papá  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$68,218,041 (USA) (14 October 2011)
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Ben Stiller was originally cast as Mr. Popper. Reportedly, Stiller withdrew from the film after original director Noah Baumbach left. Jack Black and Owen Wilson were considered to replace him, the lead role went to Jim Carrey. See more »

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When Thom first tries to get rid of Captain by throwing her down the hall, he cheers with his right hand. When he watches himself on the camera, Thom is cheering with his left hand. See more »

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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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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.21 (2011) See more »

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DOO WAH DOO WAH
Written by Syd Dale (as Sydney Dale)
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Good Family Movie...
8 November 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

It is not awesome but it is a good comedy movie, we enjoyed it..

As always Jim Carrey's performance is very good in this movie..

The penguins are so cute..

I want to have them in my house :) Honestly we couldn't understand these penguins real or not..

Actually we read that -Jim Carrey said the penguins are real- ..

But still we cant believe that, it is amazing..

The animal cant act professionally like that.

If you watch this movie you wont be bored and I think you will enjoy it...


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