• Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Release Date: June 17th, 2011

DVD Release Date: December 6th, 2011

PG |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey) is a successful real estate developer in Manhattan. He lives in a posh apartment on Park Avenue, and is on the fast track to a partnership in a prestigious company. However, his life changes radically when he receives a final gift from his late father -- a live penguin, which is soon joined by five more penguins. The birds' antics soon win over Mr. Popper, and as he bonds with the penguins, his chilly relationship with his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) and kids begins to thaw.

Cast: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury, Ophelia Lovibond, Madeline Carroll, Clark Gregg, Jeffrey Tambor, David Krumholtz

Director: Mark Waters

Genres: Comedy , Children

Production Co: Davis Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Father, Heartwarming, Marriage, Lighthearted, Madcap, Office, New York City, 2010s, Transformation, Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    The whole enterprise is surprisingly painless, albeit in an icy-cool, numbed-out way. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    My heart was warmed by gratuitous moments when Mr. Carrey clowns for clowning's sake - in the best of them, he makes a slo-mo entrance to a press conference, even though the camera is running at normal speed. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The six penguins cast in this amiable family comedy steal the movie -- along with any fish they can find -- although the film's star, Jim Carrey, does manage to hold his own. Barely. show more

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