Friday evening, 12th December, 7:30pm
‘Mr Popper’s Penguins’ (2012) PG Rating
Based on the 1938 book of the same name by Richard and Florence Atwater, ‘Mr Popper’s Penguins’ is a comedy about how the surprise appearance of a penguin at a New York businessman’s door turns his life completely upside down, while simultaneously teaching him an important lesson about the value of family. Mr Popper (Jim Carrey) lives in an exclusive Park Avenue apartment, has his sights set on becoming a partner in his firm, and is an every-other-weekend father to his two children. A ruthless developer with no time for anything but business, he resolves to deal with his father’s parting gift of a penguin by getting rid of the annoying bird as quickly as possible. That proves much more difficult than expected, even with the help of his ultra-efficient assistant Pippi, who speaks primarily in p’s, and he soon winds up with six penguins. Even more unexpected is how markedly those penguins begin to affect the relationship between Mr. Popper and his children and how that change affects the rest of Mr. Popper’s life. This is a delightful, fun film that will entertain the whole family.
Free admission, tea & coffee, but bring your own popcorn!
Film shown at St Peter’s Church, Lake Lock Road, doors open 7pm