Mr. Popper's Penguins


Comedy / Family / Fantasy

IMDb Rating 6 10 79,553


Downloaded 93,831 times
April 13, 2019



Carla Gugino as Cathy Rush
Charles Chaplin as Henri Verdoux - Alias Varnay - Alias Bonheur - Alias Floray
David Krumholtz as Andrew
Jim Carrey as Walter Getz
655.26 MB
23.976 fps
94 min
P/S N/A / N/A

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Reviewed by jekis-48434 10 / 10 / 10


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Reviewed by Filipe Neto 5 / 10 / 10

A good family movie, still far from excellence.

The script, simple and predictable, revolves around a cold real estate agent focused on work, career and profit, who ends up changing because of a set of seven penguins his father had kept, and sent him as a last gift. This film reminded me of La Fontaine's old fables, in that it uses deeply sweet and emotional elements to convey important messages about the family. The "moral of the story", which all fables present at the end, also marks the end of the film. Jim Carrey is the main character but he brings nothing new in a recipe that has been on screen in other comic movies. Carla Gugino is a good supporter but doesn't do more than what she should do, like the rest of the cast. The only exception is Angela Lansbury, a great lady of cinema who is always good to see working. The difference is definitely the penguins. They behave like active characters, they're charming and will certainly impress children. Sometimes they may seem a bit artificial, but personally I found CGI compelling enough to give them realism. The soundtrack is good, but forgettable. In one sentence, this movie is good, it talks about important values ​​while entertaining the whole family well, but there is still something missing that can make this movie a truly breathtaking and unforgettable experience.

Reviewed by zkonedog 5 / 10 / 10

A Family Effort, Through & Through

When one sees the face of Jim Carrey on the cover of a film, one expects a certain type of movie-going experience and a certain type of comedy. If you are looking for that Carrey brand of comedy in this one, you will be severely disappointed. However, taken as simply a family-friendly flick, "Mr. Popper's Penguins" is a fun little effort that can be enjoyed by quite literally the entire family. For a basic plot summary, "Popper" focuses on the life of one Mr. Popper (Carrey), who is completely absorbed in his work and therefore has little time for his divorced wife (Carla Gugino) or two young children. When his recently deceased father sends Mr. Popper a gift of six penguins, however, they become equal parts blessing and curse as he tries to manage the pesky birds while at the same time bringing his family together around them. There are a lot of cute things in this movie for the kiddies, including the hi-jinks of the penguins themselves, a simplistic love story that even the really young ones will understand, and a secretary who is fixated on the letter "P", providing some interesting humor throughout. The children will easily get sucked into this one right away, and it does just enough to keep the adults from dozing off too. Though I was warned that this movie was "no good" by a huge Jim Carrey fan in my family, I watched it with my younger sister and enjoyed the experience. You just have to go into with the mindset that it isn't really a comedy, at least not by the traditional Carrey standards. It is family- focused from beginning to end, kind of reminding me of "Even Almighty" and its performance from Steve Carrell. Simply put, "Mr. Popper's Penguins" isn't anything to blow you away, but if you are looking for a good "family movie night" effort that won't offend anyone and might even get a few laughs along the way, then this one is a sure-fire bet.

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