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The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.
We go to movies as a family – my wife and I with our two children, nine and six years old. We are looking for family fare that Mom and Dad can at least abide. It's not easy.
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Mr. Popper's Penguins, though, filled the bill nicely. It's a tad formulaic. For instance, early on we see a boy neglected by his Dad via flashbacks showing the boy waiting for his Dad to call via the ham radio from some far off outpost. We never really see the dad. The movie formula requires that the boy grow up to neglect his own kids, and sure enough the formula is followed. In the end, so goes the formula, comes a resolution.
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I understand that adherence to that formula provides a sense of comfort and familiarity to children such as mine – I have no problem with that. Kids that age do not need to be challenged by a movie, just entertained.
So this movie entertains. Your kids will laugh – my kids did, and I laughed and my wife laughed. There were no concerns with off-color material. It was good clean fun, the best kind.