16 Jun '11, 2am

Carrey scores with Arctic surprise: ... of Richard and Florence Atwater's 1938 children's book, Carr... #realestate

Carrey scores with Arctic surprise: ... of Richard and Florence Atwater's 1938 children's book, Carr... #realestate

WATCHING Mr Popper's Penguins can be a disconcerting affair. With its snowy scenes of New York City, it feels more like the Christmas classic Miracle On 34th Street than a new Jim Carrey comedy for the summer. Still, one shouldn't underestimate the charm of penguins - the box-office successes of 2005 documentary March Of The Penguins and the 2006 animated flick Happy Feet (whose sequel, Happy Feet 2, is due out in November), are proof of this point. Here, the adorable antics of penguins manage to steal the thunder even from Carrey, who makes a comeback to mainstream comedy after 2008's Yes Man. In this very loose adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater's 1938 children's book, Carrey plays high-flying real-estate developer Tom Popper, who receives a surprise delivery from his adventurer father: a live penguin that promptly wreaks havoc in his Manhattan apartment. Just as...

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