Matthew Lickona 12:30 p.m., March 4
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Yes, it’s a Jim Carrey vehicle about a wisecracking corporate greedhead who rediscovers what really matters (wife, kids, etc.), thanks to a waddle of penguins that take up residence in his swanky NYC apartment. But this time there’s pain behind the joker’s mask, and the mask itself has a pleasing crease and wrinkle around the edges. More than usual, Carrey’s shtick is aimed at the grown-ups. The juvenile stuff — the poop and fart jokes, the pratfalls — is for the birds. 2011.
- Rated PG | 1 hour, 35 minutes
- Official website
- The Big Screen: "Review" • June 17, 2011