Starring: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino and Angela Lansbury
Directed by: Mark Waters (MEAN GIRLS and FREAKY FRIDAY)
Story: In this family comedy, Jim Carrey is Mr. Popper, a driven businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life - until he inherits six penguins. Popper's penguins turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland - and the rest of his life upside-down. Filmed on a refrigerated soundstage with real Emperor Penguins, Mr. Popper's Penguins is a contemporary adaptation of the classic book. (20th Century Fox)
Bottom Line: If you’re a stuffy, fun-free critic that thinks this PENGUIN movie is for the birds…then you need to chill. This story thrives solely with the involvement of Jim Carrey – who gives it everything he’s got (in a LIAR LIAR, not PET DETECTIVE, way). It’s not groundbreaking cinema and it’s pretty predictable but you should be lightly amused and entertained. Aside from, maybe, a few too many penguin poop jokes and the fact that it would probably perform much better around the winter holidays – it’s a movie for the whole family that the whole family can enjoy. POPPER’S PENGUINS is nice, nice baby!