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Full-Length Trailer Arrives For Mr. Popper’s Penguins

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Full-Length Trailer Arrives For <i>Mr. Popper’s Penguins</i>

Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a much-loved children’s book written by Florence and Richard Atwater in 1938 about the Popper family, which finds itself dealing with a flock of aquatic birds after two unexpectedly obtained penguins beget others. A big-screen adaptation starring Jim Carrey is set for release on June 17, and the story has been updated to make sense in a present-day context.

Carrey’s Popper is a divorced dad whose kids aren’t so thrilled with him because of his busy work life. Yes, this already happened in Liar, Liar. There’s no mysterious spate of truth-telling for Popper, however. Instead, he wins back his family’s love when a flock of penguins teaches him that there’s more to life than work. I haven’t read the script, but that’s the story told in this newly released full-length (two-and-a-half minutes!) trailer, via MSN. I’m not down on this movie, but I remain suspicious of the seemingly cookie-cutter setup.

Then again, Clark Gregg is the villain. That alone is worth the price of admission.

Video: ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ trailer

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