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Mr. Popper’s Penguins Review
11 December 2011
Excerpt: It’s probably not the best thing for Mr. Popper’s Penguins when the villain is the most sensible thing in the movie. He’s a zoo keeper, coming to claim the penguins unexpectedly shipped to one Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey). The keeper offers veterinary care, proper environments, and knowledgeable attention. Popper offers them a New York apartment and Wikipedia.
Excerpt: Jim Carrey has made a number of stinkers during his career, but what makes the repellent "Mr. Popper's Penguins" such a heartbreaker is that it arrives so soon after the domestic release of one of his finest performances, as the sneaky Steven Russell in "I Love You Phillip Morris." It's paycheck time again for the famous funny man, who finds himself sharing a frame with CG-animated penguins, barely staying awake while a moronic screenplay and an unimaginative director...
Excerpt: No matter how tastefully a Manhattan duplex is decorated, it isn’t a suitable habitat for half a dozen Gentoo penguins. Nor is a workaholic real-estate developer with no experience in animal care an appropriate caretaker. Nor is a fried-fish sandwich acceptable penguin food. And really, these shouldn’t even be concerns that come to mind when watching Mr.