Mr. Popper's Penguins

June 17th, 2011


Mr. Popper's Penguins

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The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.9/10 (20,727 voted)

Critic's Score: 53/100

Director: Mark Waters

Stars: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury

Tom Popper grew up having very little interaction with his father who was off exploring the world. When he grows up he spends most of time on his work and ignores his children. One day his father sends him an unusual gift: six penguins. Popper can't help but wonder why his father would send him penguins. He tries to get rid of them. But when his children and ex-wife show up to celebrate his son's birthday, the kids are taken with the penguins. And Popper finally gets to connect with his kids and his work suffers.

Writers: Sean Anders, John Morris

Jim Carrey - Mr. Popper
Carla Gugino - Amanda
Angela Lansbury - Mrs. Van Gundy
Ophelia Lovibond - Pippi
Madeline Carroll - Janie
Clark Gregg - Nat Jones
Jeffrey Tambor - Mr. Gremmins
David Krumholtz - Kent
Philip Baker Hall - Franklin
Maxwell Perry Cotton - Billy
James Tupper - Rick
Dominic Chianese - Reader
William Charles Mitchell - Yates (as William C. Mitchell)
Kelli Barrett - Tommy's Mom
Dylan Clark Marshall - Young Tommy Popper #2


Official Website: Official site | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 17 June 2011

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $55,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $170,700,000 (Worldwide) (4 September 2011)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

Every sentence the character of Pippi says in the movie consists of at least one word beginning with "P", the first letter of her name. Later on in the movie the character she meets called Quint does the same but with the letter "Q", the first letter of his name.

Mr. Popper: Hello! I have to send the penguins back.
Voice On Phone: Send-da-penguin?
Mr. Popper: Yes, send penguins.

User Review

Jim Carrey, with penguins in a PG rated movie..what else do you need to know ?

Rating: 7/10

Me and my wife took our 3 kids to this one, we wanted to enjoy a nice Saturday afternoon together watching a cute family flick, and this movie delivered what we were expecting. our kids laughed and had a lot of fun, and i found myself enjoying most parts of it.

Story is very familiar, about a business man " Carrey " who is always busy and away from his kids, then suddenly he inherits penguins that changes him and his life,..i guess you sort of know from here where the story is headed. a very simple, and might sound silly story, but executed in a very good manner, that made it better than your average family movie. Carrey was funny as always, and added a lot to the over all enjoyment of the film.

It is a family movie, starring Jim Carrey with penguins and is rated PG, what really are you expecting ? it is exactly what you would expect from this type of film. Just grab your loved ones, head to the theaters, and enjoy this movie for what it is, don't take it seriously, and you will have a great time !!


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