3.5

Mr Popper's Penguins

Comedy Family


 

The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and his professional side starts to unravel.

"Mr Poppers Penguins" is perfectly pitched to pint-sized audiences with plenty of play on poop gags. This warm comedy, served with piles of ice, is reminiscent of family movies from another era. The bad guys are sly without being too menacing and the good guys are playful, amusing without hilarity. The penguins, apart from being predictably black and white, are lovable pranksters. It's all well paced and enjoyable, if a little light. Popper's penguin predicament is peculiar and pleasant.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 30th June 2011
94 mins