Mr. Popper's Penguins | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | January 28, 2012
entertainment value
A contrived tale of divorce-reunion and "family means more than work" that is plagued with uninspired performances and gags. Weak overall.
genre Family
synopsis 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.
lead actors Jim Carrey | Carla Gugino | Madeline Carroll | Angela Lansbury | Ophelia Lovibond | James Tupper
director Mark Waters