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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 (Jim Carrey) 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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Trivia

Tom's daughter is called Jane. Jim Carrey's daughter in real life is called Jane. See more »

Goofs

The location of the envelope under the sideboard changes in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Popper: [to Nat, hitting him with the leash] Why are you hitting yourself, huh? Why are you hitting yourself? That's not attractive for a zoo official.
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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 Bye Bye Birdie (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Cues
from the Chaplin film The Gold Rush (1925)
Music composed by Charles Chaplin
Courtesy of Roy Export S.A.S.
Contains an interpolation of "Flight of the Bumblebee"
Composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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User Reviews

 
Good Family Movie...
8 November 2011 | by kbrkdrSee all my reviews

It is not awesome but it is a good comedy movie, we enjoyed it..

As always Jim Carrey's performance is very good in this movie..

The penguins are so cute..

I want to have them in my house :) Honestly we couldn't understand these penguins real or not..

Actually we read that -Jim Carrey said the penguins are real- ..

But still we cant believe that, it is amazing..

The animal cant act professionally like that.

If you watch this movie you wont be bored and I think you will enjoy it...


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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, 19 June 2011

Gross USA:

$68,224,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$187,361,754
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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