Mr. Popper's Penguins details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Ophelia Lovibond, Philip Baker Hall, Andrew Stewart-Jones, James Tupper, Clark Gregg, David Krumholt|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Best of LOVEFiLM Instant, Christmas Movies, Christmas Streamers, Holiday Treats, Holiday Viewing, Just Arrived, Our Instant Picks, Recently Added|
Mr. Popper's Penguins
|1hr 30 mins||PG|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
After I Love You Phillip Morris, Jim Carrey plays it safe with this penguin family comedy.
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Popper's Penguins Provide PleasureBy RedDex (18 reviews) from Hampshire , 24 Jul 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Mr Poppers Penguins is the sort of film we dont really see that much anymore - good, old-fashioned, wholesome family fun. Theres something in here for all ages, and someone to identify with for every member of the family. It is a family film though, this is not a film youre going to go and see with a group of friends, its the sort of film youre going to take your kids and your nieces and nephews to, and theyll like it. Theyll like it because of the cute penguins and the realistic CGI and youll like it not just because it keeps them quiet but also because its harmless fun.
A lot of the chuckles come from the penguins antics, and there are certainly plenty of aahhhhh moments, but there are also some witty moments too, clearly meant for the adults in attendance.
A lot of the story is clichéd - the high-flying executive who doesnt have time for his family, who eventually comes to realise the true value of life - isnt anything new, it just happens to be via a colony (crèche, huddle and parcel are also acceptable collective nouns) of penguins in this instance!
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postively penguin perfectBy a customer , 15 Apr 2013lovely family film- great for all ages Effects and storyline very good well worth a watch even shed a tear at end
Mr Popper's PenguinsBy a customer , 12 Apr 2013Really enjoyed this easy to watch comedy. Obvious humor with, admittedly, not the best story plot, this film has the feel good factor. Great to watch after a hard day at work with friends or family.
Good family filmBy a customer , 28 Mar 2013Sweet old fashioned film. Worth a watch with the children. Bit slow at first but picked up and got the kids attention again.
Mr Popper's Tale of TritenessBy RJNeb2 (1016 reviews) from London , 24 Mar 2013Hey look, its Jim Carrey playing a successful, slightly wacky businessman whos alienated from his kids and then rediscovers his connection to them! Wait a minute, hasnt he played this role before in Liar Liar? The catalyst this time is a group of occasionally CGI penguins who are vaguely endearing when theyre not doing the obligatory pooping and farting. But absolutely none of this is anything other than predictable and safe.
Really enjoyableBy a customer , 19 Mar 2013Did not expect to enjoy this as it was chosen by my eight year old granddaughter but we both loved it ! Definitely worth watching a good film.