Tom Popper (Jim Carrey) 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
...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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