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Farce of the Penguins (2006)

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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... Narrator (voice)
... Hottie Penguin (voice)
... Carl (voice)
... I Need a Z-Pack Penguin (voice)
... Juan Sanchez (voice)
... There's No Snow Penguin (voice)
... What's Global Warming Penguin (voice)
... He's So Gross Penguin (voice)
... Melvin-Smacking Penguin (voice)
... Insecure Penguin (voice)
... They're Aall Bitches Penguin (voice) (as James Belushi)
... Helen (voice)
... Hey, That's My Ass! Penguin (voice)
... Ester (voice)
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... Penguin on Belly (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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What Happens In Antarctica... Stays in Antarctica See more »

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Animation | Comedy

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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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Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson also starred in Kong: Skull Island (2017), Unicorn Store (2017), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). See more »

Goofs

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

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What's global warming Penguin: Careful, you might start an avalanche.
There's no snow Penguin: With what? There's no fucking snow!
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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

Spoofs The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

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No More Baby
Performed by Disco Blue (feat. Baby)
Written by Bergsenson & Daniele Torrente
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
Published by Big Tiger Music (BMI)
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Even a Saget fan couldn't get through it.
4 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I love Bob Saget, and many of the other comedians that starred in this thing. But I can't for the life of me understand why any of them agreed to do it. I've seen Saget's standup, and I think he's very talented. But it does NOT translate well to a movie.

When the dialogue wasn't raunchy, it was incredibly trite, which offended me even more than the lewd humor.

For starters, Samuel L. Jackson belongs in something either a) intelligent or b) badass. This film was neither. And furthermore, I've actually lost some respect for Lewis Black due to his involvement in "Farce." What a stupid title, too. Way too obvious.

And why would you make fun of "March of the Penguins?" It's completely uncontroversial and didn't make a big enough splash in pop culture to be a worthy target of parody, so I guess they figured they had no choice but to make the penguins use the F-word.

Of course, the crappy paste-up job with the footage didn't help this film, either.

I'm not easily offended by off-color humor, but I am offended by respectable comedians reading VERY un-funny dialogue. What a shame.


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