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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. Popper
... Amanda
... Mrs. Van Gundy
... Pippi
... Janie
... Nat Jones
... Mr. Gremmins
... Kent
... Franklin
... Billy
... Rick
... Reader
William Charles Mitchell ... Yates (as William C. Mitchell)
... Young Tommy Popper (as Henry Keleman)
... Tommy's Mom
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for mild rude humor and some language | See all certifications »

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17 June 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los pingüinos de papá  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,445,355, 17 June 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$68,224,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$189,624,452
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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: Heard in the Guggenheim when a man is knocked over by the penguins. See more »

Goofs

The location of the envelope under the sideboard changes in different shots. 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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Spoofs Cool Hand Luke (1967) 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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Jim Carrey, with penguins in a PG rated movie..what else do you need to know ?
18 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

Me and my wife took our 3 kids to this one, we wanted to enjoy a nice Saturday afternoon together watching a cute family flick, and this movie delivered what we were expecting. our kids laughed and had a lot of fun, and i found myself enjoying most parts of it.

Story is very familiar, about a business man " Carrey " who is always busy and away from his kids, then suddenly he inherits penguins that changes him and his life,..i guess you sort of know from here where the story is headed. a very simple, and might sound silly story, but executed in a very good manner, that made it better than your average family movie. Carrey was funny as always, and added a lot to the over all enjoyment of the film.

It is a family movie, starring Jim Carrey with penguins and is rated PG, what really are you expecting ? it is exactly what you would expect from this type of film. Just grab your loved ones, head to the theaters, and enjoy this movie for what it is, don't take it seriously, and you will have a great time !!


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