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Mr Poppers Penguin (2011)

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Mr Popper's Penguins


Jim Carrey

Directed by Mark Waters

Distributed by 20th Century Fox

Carrey... well, wasn't extraordinary in this movie as you will expect, as he plays a role not requiring a lot of skills, skills he is blessed with. As a fan (which i am) i have seen all his movies from 1994 till now (i.e 2011 Mr Poppers Penguin) (except simon birch).

After the wonderful and extraordinary performance he displayed in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events I guess he got tired of being good at what he does and decides to settle for less. We all know Carrey had a good run till Fun with dick and Jane in 2005, a movie whose plot is as lame as the title itself. Then he dove lower with Number 23which has a rating of 8% in Rotten Tomatoe and was nominated for worse actor in the Razzies. His voice acting was exquisite in Horton hears a Who. We get a feel of who Jim Carrey really is in Yes Man (2008), although the script was a little like Liar Liar but in a can't say no way.
But then I didn't Fancy his acting gay in I Love You Phillip Morris but he was able to prove in the movie that he can venture away from his stereotype role. The Jim Carrey we know and love seems to be gone with the wind. His next movie after that A Christmas Carol where he was the voice of Ebenezer Scrooge, didn't go well either, his voice acting was magnificent but the movie wasn't.

Back to the Mr. Popper: The Movie itself is a family movie, one you can go to watch with your kids.

If you can come to terms with the fact it is a family movie, then you will catch the fun in watching the movie.

The plot is similar to all those Disney Flicks we are use to, Man puts work above family and then he has to take care of something (usually someone), then he realizes what is more important and forfeit his work to be a good father and husband.

Mr Popper doesn't fall far from this tree of genre, as the plot shows Mr. Popper (Carrey), a slick real estate broker in New York City, his ex-wife (Carla Gugino), a young son (Maxwell Perry Cotton) and teen daughter (Madeline Carroll) and a fancy apartment.

He also has an assistant named Pippi who makes sure her sentences always have words beginning in P.

Mr Popper is the best at what he does resulting in a broken home and creating a gap between him and his kids. One day, Mr. Popper receives a crate containing a penguin, an inheritance from his father, who was usually absent in Mr Poppers life while growing up. In the process of getting rid of the Penguin he ends up with more penguins.

I won’t say the movie is bad, cause i enjoyed it and believe you and your family will too.


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