MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS (Theatrical Release USA 2011)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì 

Mr. Popper’s Penguins starts well but falters as it transitions to Popper's adulthood. The movie stabilizes and falters again with the arrival of the penguins. The movie stabilizes at that point and holds its tone through its conclusion. The last faltering can correct easily if the script rewrite continues to show Mr. Popper still employed while juggling family, and social duties with the penguin idea. This small script change can create more chaos, allow more comedic elements to be introduced, increase heart (which the film lacks), and add appeal and freshness. While we love Jim Carrey, this movie needs more realism and a more settled actor to work at its maximum entertainment value.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


 Mr. Popper receives a bequest from his deceased father—a penguin.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Mark Waters for directing effort. Thank you to Producer John Davis for making the film possible. Characters/cast include:  Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey), Young Popper (Henry Keleman), Amanda Popper (Carla Gugino), Janie Popper (Madeline Carroll), Billy Popper (Maxwell Cotton), Selma Van Grundy (Angela Lansbury), Nat Jones (Clark Gregg), Daryl (Desmin Borges), Mr. Franklin (Philip Baker Hall), Mr. Reader (Dominic Chianese), Mrs. Pippi Pepenopolis (Ophelia Lovibond), Mr. Gremmins (Jeffrey Tambor), 

Buy a ticket? Yes? N o? Maybe?

 Maybe. Jim Carrey fans will not be disappointed.

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