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Overall B

When Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey) inherits six penguins, the businessman finds the responsibility of caring for the little creatures from the bottom of the Earth is turning his own life upside-down.

Violence B
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG for mild rude humor and some language.

Talk to your kids about…

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

What impact does Popper’s absentee father seem to have on him? How has that apparently affected his ability to parent his own children? How might children of divorced parents view this movie’s ending?

What does this script say about using television as a babysitter?

Should filmmakers have the right to change a story significantly when they adapt a book to a film? Which story do you prefer?

You can find the original children’s novel by Florence Atwater at your local library or bookstore.

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