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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.|
Editor's NoteAdventure-loving house painter Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey) contends with the problem of having too many penguins in director Mark S. Waters' adaptation of author Richard Atwater's beloved children's book. Shortly after penning a letter to a team of Arctic explorers, Mr. Popper is surprised to receive a penguin in the mail. Later, after making his mischievous new pal a cozy new home in the freezer, the hapless Mr. Popper comes into possession of a playful female penguin as well. Before long Mr. Popper finds himself surrounded by a growing family of the flightless birds, and begins training them to perform in a traveling show dubbed Popper's Performing Penguins. With each new town the show travels to, pandemonium is quick to follow.
Mr. Popper's Penguins - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Luigi Bastardo Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 12/7/2011 4:02 PM
|Pesky penguins pooping on poor, ‘past it’ performers.” If I had to imagine what an alliterative sales pitch for Mr. Popper’s Penguins was, that‘d be it. The movie — dull and often-offensive (not to mention extremely loose) adaptation of the 1938 children’s book by Richard and Florence Atwater, stars once-popular funnyman Jim Carrey, who plays the part of an unlikable, uptight, money-grubbing realtor in New York City to a T. Whilst he smirks sycophantically across the screen, Carrey brings us the tale of Tom Popper, Jr., the son of a seafaring absentee father who constantly sent exotic gifts to his offspring in lieu of actually being there....read the full review|