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Mr. Popper’s Penguins AVERAGE
Permit me to paraphrase the plot. Jim Carrey portrays Tom Popper, Jr., a professional person perfectly preoccupied with his profession. He has parted from his wife Amanda (Carla Gugino) who is presently pursuing a new partner, his progeny Janie (Madeline Carroll) and Billy (Maxwell Perry Cotton) often protest paying their pop a visit on weekends, and he is being propositioned by his pompous employers to persuade Mrs. Van Gundy (Angela Lansbury)—the proprietor of Tavern on the Green—to part ways with her property. His personal assistant Pippi (Ophelia Lovibond) with her perplexing problem with P’s, is particularly productive in propping Mr. Popper up and planning his professional appointments. But a peculiar present from his passed-on papa—a pullulating party of penguins—puts everything into perspective.
This particular picture is predictable in plot. The penguins portray plenty of propensity, and Mr. Popper soon picks up on what is the paramount prize: his family. He puts aside his pursuits of personal prosperity to provide for the penguins, play with his children, and rekindle the passion with his past partner Amanda. Perhaps sappy at points, Mr. Popper’s Penguins was a pleasant picture to participate in. The penguins were full of pizzazz and personality, providing for plenty of pranks and puns… and lots of poop!
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