The movie, "Mr. Popper's Penguins," is about a man named Mr. Popper who had a very close bond with his father and much later received a rather unusual gift from him.
The movie, "Mr. Popper's Penguins," is about a man named Mr. Popper who had a very close bond with his father and much later received a rather unusual gift from him. Can you guess what it was? A little while later he received five more of these "gifts." Now the fun begins!
This movie appealed to me because of Jim Carrey's strange humor, but there are many other ways to find it entertaining. Carrey isn't as crazy as he is in other movies such as "Batman Forever" and "Liar Liar" (rated PG-13), but he is just as funny in this movie (rated PG) with his elastic face, wild laugh, and dramatic movements. Watching the penguins in action and watching Jim Carrey meeting them, dancing with them, and getting to know them holds your interest throughout the movie. You might also laugh at Popper's peculiar personal assistant.
Just like every comedy, this movie has some sad parts to make you think about what the characters are really like. Mr. Popper learned a valuable lesson by taking care of the penguins. He learned how much effort it takes to care for an animal and a family and how much it is worth. He learned the meaning of places that are special to people. It's a movie that makes you feel good when you leave the theatre.
I would recommend this movie for young children, tweens, teens, adults, and even grandparents (who would like to see Angela Lansbury who is not on screen a lot but has an important role). If you've read the book, you'll notice a big difference between the book and the movie.
Said the father of a young family, "I think this movie will be very popular." I agree.