Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Film Preview

Published in Movie Magic Cornwall (July/August 2011)

Based on the 1938 children’s book of the same name, this modern take on a children’s classic sees comedy genius Jim Carrey fulfil the shoes as Tom Popper, a driven businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life.

Sacrificing his friends, family and own happiness to become the number one real estate mogul in New York City and on the brink of his biggest deal of his career, Mr Popper receives a mysterious crate from Antarctica.

Marking the end of his comfortable and well-organised existence, Mr Popper begins his new life as a caretaker, landlord and parent figure to six mischievous penguins, each with a distinct personality.

Faced with having to deal with the upheaval and unpredictable task that comes along with being the guardian of these aquatic birds, Mr Popper’s professional side starts to unravel and before long sees his apartment transformed into a winter wonderland.

From Mark Waters, best known for directing Just Like Heaven, Freaky Friday and Mean Girls his latest on-screen presence promises to entertain and warm the hearts of every penguin admirer. 

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