Directed by Mark Waters (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The Spiderwick Chronicles), the film is inspired from a 1938 children’s book by Richard and Florence Atwater. Jim Carrey plays the title role of a rude, self-centered businessman who is taught a variety of valuable life lessons by a group of six penguins. The penguins were haned to Mr. Popper in his neglectful father’s last will and testament and each of them exhibit unique personality characteristics, which make them more emotionally complicated than one can anticipate walking into the film.
They’re assigned names accordingly: there’s Captain, the leader, Loudy, the screamer, Lovey, the hugger, Bitey, the biter, Stinkey, the farter, and Nimrod, the stumbler. This film is a real treat to watch, particularly for the children and ensures a quality time spent with the family at the theatres.