Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mr Popper's Penguins

Director: Mark Waters (VIII)

Cast: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury.

One for the younger kids and based on the 1938 novel by Richard and Florence Atwater of the same name, Tom Popper (Jim Cary) , is a ruthless New York City property developer who is given an ultimatum by his bosses to get the owners of Central Park's Tavern On The Green to sell up or he will never became a partner of the firm. Out of the blue Tom receives a parcel from his late world-travelling father, a souvenir from Antarctica, - a real, live penguin. Despite attempts to rid himself of the penguin others arrive on his doorstep. Soon they take over his life as he adapts his luxury apartment accommodate his new friends the birds help him understand the importance of family. Good vehicle for Carey’ talents and a movie definitely made for kids.

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