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"Mr. Popper's Penguins" (2011) is a family comedy starring Jim Carrey as a man whose chilly relationship with his family heats up after he inherits six adorable, lovable and mischievous penguins.

Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, young Tommy Popper looks forward to the moments when, on his tiptoes to reach a ham radio in the bedroom, he can talk to his world-traveling father. Years later, the youthful Tommy has become Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey), a hugely successful real estate developer in Manhattan. Amicably divorced from Amanda (Carla Gugino), with two children (Madeline Carroll and Maxwell Perry Cotton) he sees on alternate weekends, Mr. Popper lives the life of luxury in his ultra-modern Park Avenue apartment and is well on his way to becoming partner at his firm.

That is, until the morning a final gift from Popper's late father, a souvenir from Antarctica, arrives in a crate at Popper's front door.

Inside the wooden box, nestled amidst the ice packs, is a two-foot tall penguin with bright orange feet. Not a toy penguin, nor a stuffed bird, but a real, live penguin. Eager to be rid of this wild creature, Popper contracts every city and state agency imaginable, but no one is willing to take a pet penguin. His call to Antarctica to try to ship the bird back instead results in the arrival of five additional penguins at his door.

As Popper gets acquainted with, and increasingly attached to, his winged roommates. Popper's life quickly unravels, as his swanky apartment is transformed into a snowy winter wonderland. But thanks to his new charges, Popper comes to understand the crucial important of family, both human and otherwise.

"Mr. Popper's Penguins" is produced by Davis Entertainment. The film is directed by Mark Waters from a screenplay by Sean Anders & John Morris, and Jared Stern, based upon the novel by Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater. The producer is John Davis, and the executive producers are Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Derek Dauchy and Joel Gotler.


Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 95 mins.
Release Date: June 17, 2011
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox
Production Company: Davis Entertainment

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