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Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Mr. Popper's Penguins
  • PG
  • 1h 38m
  • 2011
Rotten47%
Common Sense Media Iconage 6+
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An uptight NYC man (Jim Carrey) is stuck taking care of six penguins who have been mistakenly left at his doorstep.
© 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Rotten47%
Critics Consensus: Blandly inoffensive and thoroughly predictable, Mr. Popper's Penguins could have been worse -- but it should have been better.
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Common Sense Says
Carrey's penguin antics are predictable but still funny.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this live-action comedy was inspired by the classic Newbery Award-winning children's book Mr. Popper's Penguins. Like the book, the movie is fine for early elementary-schoolers, who will giggle at Jim Carrey's slapstick antics and all the messes the penguins make. Language is tame -- with the occasional "butt," "poo," "pee," and "stupid" thrown into the dialogue -- and there's some flirting/kissing, as well as one joke with a Viagra reference. Kids may pick up a thing or two about how to care for penguins, but this movie is ultimately about learning to put family first ... and laughing at sight gags.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:June 17, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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