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Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

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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.

Director:

Mark Waters

Writers:

Sean Anders (screenplay), John Morris (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 William Charles Mitchell ... Yates (as William C. Mitchell)
Henry Kelemen ... Young Tommy Popper (as Henry Keleman)
Kelli Barrett ... Tommy's Mom
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Storyline

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: a penguin. Popper can't help but wonder why his father would send him a penguin. He tries to get rid of it, but accidentally orders five more. 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 while his work suffers. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild rude humor and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Popper's Penguins See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,445,355, 17 June 2011

Gross USA:

$68,224,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$189,624,452
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Vanilla Ice's 1990 hit "Ice Ice Baby" plays during the closing credits. Jim Carrey once spoofed the rapper and the song on an episode of In Living Color (1990). See more »

Goofs

In the 1970s, Thomas Popper Jr. uses an amateur radio set to communicate with his father. It is operating around 21.2460 MHZ; however, during this time period, this was not an available voice frequency to American amateurs. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Popper: You are falling asleep.
Amanda: No I'm not.
Mr. Popper: Hmm, that must be me.
Amanda: You really should go to bed.
Mr. Popper: Uh-uh, I'm not leaving him, he's a Popper.
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Crazy Credits

After the end of the credits, you hear one of the penguins hoot three times (but not loud enough to be "Loudy"!) See more »

Connections

References The Penguins of Madagascar (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

GO GET IT
Written and Performed by Jeff Cardoni
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User Reviews

 
PPP pick up a penguin. Half good family film.
6 September 2011 | by tombrookes2007See all my reviews

Far from ppp perfect this easy, overdone on the sentiment film delivers another Carey rich performance. The penguins are lovable and cute and there is just about enough entertainment, and laughs, amidst a cheesy story.

Carey plays Mr Popper, a recently separated form his family businessman, who excels at property procurement. His father dies and leaves him a posted box of frozen penguins, which Carey looks after and falls for. His children who come to visit also love the penguins. Carey, whilst caring for the family of penguins, struggles to keep his job and acquire the last property in Central Park, New York which would make him a partner in the business he has worked so hard for. Whilst caring for the penguins Mr Popper learns the true value of family over materials and thus completes his journey reuniting his family, and re-homing the penguins.

The film also has small roles for stars Angela Lansbury (Murder She Wrote), Phillip Baker Hall, Clark Gregg and Jeffrey Tambor.


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