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Movie Review: 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'

Movie Review: 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'

"Mr. Popper's Penguins," a mildly amusing flight of fancy for the family crowd, is far better for its penguins than its Popper. Not that Jim Carrey's Mr. Popper is poorly done, per se. But the penguins are perfectly suited for stealing scenes and hearts as they waddle around and completely take over this farce.

There are six of them — Captain, Lovey, Bitey, Nimrod, Stinky and Loudy — named like Snow White's dwarfs for their personality quirks. And despite their elegant white tie and tails look, they wreak a remarkable amount of smile-inducing havoc anywhere their bright orange webbies take them, which is into virtually every corner of Mr. Popper's life.