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Mr. Popper's Penguins DVD

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Based on the 1938 book of the same name by Richard and Florence Atwater, Mr. Popper's Penguins is a comedy about how the surprise appearance of a penguin at a New York businessman's door turns his life completely upside down, while simultaneously teaching him an important lesson about the value of family. Far from the small-town painter featured in the book, the film's Mr. Popper is a real estate developer who lives in an exclusive apartment on Park Avenue, has his sights set on becoming a partner in his firm, and is an every-other-weekend father to his two children. A ruthless developer with no time for anything but business, Mr. Popper resolves to deal with his father's parting gift of a penguin by getting rid of the annoying bird as quickly as possible. That process proves much more difficult than expected, even with the help of his ultra-efficient assistant Pippi, who speaks primarily in p's, and Mr. Popper soon winds up with six penguins. Even more unexpected is how markedly those penguins begin to affect the relationship between Mr. Popper and his children and how that change affects the rest of Mr. Popper's life. Jim Carrey's performance as Mr. Popper is very good--he capitalises on the many comic opportunities afforded by the idea of keeping penguins in a New York apartment while showing an uncharacteristic restraint that's quite refreshing. Ophelia Lovibond is quite comical as Pippi and Angela Lansbury also makes a strong appearance as one of Mr. Popper's potential business clients. As Pippi would say, the premise of the power of the penguin to promote personal prosperity and perpetuate personal peace positively prevails in Mr. Popper's Penguins. (Ages 7 and older) --Tami Horiuchi

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Adventure loving house painter Mr Popper (Jim Carrey) contends with the problem of having too many penguins in director Mark S Waters adaption of author Richard Atwater&39;s beloved children&39;s book Shortly after penning a letter to a team of Arctic explorers Mr Popper is surprised to receive a penguin in the mail Later after making his mischievous new pal a cozy new home in the freezer the hapless Mr Popper comes into possession of a playful female penguin as well Before long Mr Popper finds himself surrounded by a growing family of the flightless birds and begins training them to perform in a traveling show dubbed Popper&39;s Performing Penguins With each new town the show travels to pandemonium is quick to follow

Jim Carrey stars in this family comedy based on the 1930s children's novel by Richard and Florence Atwater. Tom Popper (Carrey) is a business executive who has become disillusioned with the daily grind. But when he unexpectedly inherits six penguins, his life is transformed into a series of madcap adventures as he finally gets the excuse to indulge his childhood hankering for polar exploration. Carla Gugino, Madeline Carroll and Angela Lansbury co-star.

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