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Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$68,218,041 (USA) (14 October 2011)
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Trivia

What attracted Jim Carrey to this role more than anything else, was the chance to dance with penguins like his hero Dick Van Dyke did in Mary Poppins (1964). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Crazy Credits

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 #1.24 (2011) See more »

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SET 'EM UP JOE
Written by Werner Tautz
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I expected something else...
9 October 2011 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

...a bizarre comedy with the penguins as the main starlets.

This was not really the case.

It is a family movie you watch round Christmas and feel a little cheered afterward.

Hollywood is really amazing! In a a bad way. It has one single obsessive theme in most of its movies: the absent father and the relationship divorced father - his kids. I think the writers at Hollywood have real childhood issues and should see a pshycologist about it, instead of being so damn repetitive in every movie! But the penguins not been transformed into humans - like the apes in the awful "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" - is a good thing.

Angela Landsbury has aged. But she is still a very sympathetic grand old lady. I love her! 6.5/10. An OK movie!


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