And it means a lot for me to say that because I loathe Jim Carrey.
Alright, 'loathe' is a strong word. Let's just say I haven't forgiven him for the headache that is Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Fair enough?
Although the story ain't no great shakes --it's the usual endangered species beloved by a family and they have to let it go with a "You heard me! Go away! I don't love you anymoooore...!!!!" premise --Jim Carrey's over-the-top acting did put the extra salsa to it. And again, saying that means a lot.
Jim Carrey as the power-driven, creatively devious real estate hotshot, Tom Popper, makes the man more lovable than annoying. And really, penguins --how can you not find penguins adorable and funny, huh? The mixture is just spot-on!
Ah, but I've said too much. Drama, comedy, action --waddling penguins make great action material, believe me-- all in one sincerely fun, heart-warming family movie. That's Mr. Popper's Penguins. Originally planned to star Ben Stiller whom I detest (and yes, 'detest' may be another strong word). But after last night, I believe Jim Carrey is indeed the perfect performer to play this part and push the production's power.
Oh, that's a P play. You'll get it when you watch the movie.