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June 20, 2011

Cute family movie


A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. I think I mentioned my friend Lisa is here right now for a long visit (yay!) and we decided to take the kids to see a movie. We ended up choosing "Mr. Popper's Penguins" and it was really cute.

There were a couple of iffy scenes in it but nothing over the top even by more modest standards. The humor was mostly clean, a couple of penguin bathroom jokes but hey, kids love poo! I enjoyed it myself; there were a lot of pop culture references so they parents could get a chuckle too.

Really the only down-side (besides the exhorbitant cost: $60 for 5 people, 2 drinks and 1 popcorn) was the fact that really it's geared for older kids. Aaminah enjoyed the penguins but a lot of this movie was follow the dialogue kinda thing which made it less appropriate for children under 5 in my opinion.

Aaminah had great behavior masha'Allah but her attention lagged a few times. All I can say is alhamdulillah for the huge bucket of popcorn. :-D

In terms of good, clean family fun, I would give this an A but beware for those under 5. Also I loved Mr. Popper's assistant Poppy's love of alliteration caused me more than a few giggles and smiles. What can I say? I'm a sucker for that sorta sound! ;-)

Oh my other recommendation: just wait til it comes to your local redbox or netflix. It's not one of those movies that demand to be seen on the big screen.

Ma salaama ya'll...

8 comments:

jana z. said...

we went to see it last saturday and i enjoyed it! the penguins were cute and the scene in the guggenheim museum really tickled me!

Muslim Convert said...

It's been forever since I've gone to the movie theater. I'm sure my 2.5 year old would love it, but my 1.5 year old hates to be still.

Umm Aaminah said...

Jana, yeah we thought it was full of really cute moments. I still like Jim Carey; his antics are predictable but funny anyway.

MC, try going when she is sleepy if you wanna take the older one. Just bring her stroller so you can enjoy the film, too. :-) Or wait and rent it. lol

Umm Aaminah said...

Jana, yeah we thought it was full of really cute moments. I still like Jim Carey; his antics are predictable but funny anyway.

MC, try going when she is sleepy if you wanna take the older one. Just bring her stroller so you can enjoy the film, too. :-) Or wait and rent it. lol

HijabiMommy said...

Mr. Popper's Penguins looks like a very cute movie! I want to watch Cars 2 in movie theaters but I don't know if my kids would be able to handle it. BrownEyes does really well but CurlyLocks would probably lose interest and start wandering around.

Hope you are enjoying your time with your friend. :)

simy said...

asalamualikum hun,

me and my husband went to watch it (LoL)we found it really cute and funny!my husband doesnt really like animated movies but he enjoyed this one! the penguins were soo adorable and my husband said they reminded him of me ... hmmm i hope he didnt mean nimrod!! although i am known for walking into stuff!

i havent seen a jim carrey film in ages so really noticed how old he is now..made me feel old too!

love
simy xx

Umm Aaminah said...

Simy, oh my gosh, me too! I saw a shot of his hands and I was like... Whaaaaaa? Jim's getting old! lol Then I looked at my own. :-(

hahahaha

simy said...

hehehe i just looked at my hands too!! uh oh i think you've started a chain reaction! we're all looking at our hands and feeling old!!lol