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Plot: When an unlikely ally enters the Bloom family’s world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin, the bird’s arrival makes a profound difference in the struggling family’s life.
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A lovely family movie with a straightforward, inspiring, uplifting story. Based on the true story of Sam Bloom who was paralysed from the chest down following a fall from the roof of a building when holidaying in Italy with her family.
Naomi Watts, who plays Sam, brings her experience as an actor to the story along with, of course, the trainer of the magpies who starred in the movie (ten of them!). Watts does a great job of portraying the physical and emotional impact of paralysis and there are some heart-rending scenes where she struggles with her new life along with her husband and children. The kids in the movie do a great job of playing authentic children, especially the one who introduces Penguin to the family.
The film is beautifully photographed and the magpies, who play Penguin, are brilliant. They steal the show every time they are on screen.
My one criticism of PENGUIN BLOOM is that it doesn’t tell us enough about the past and present of Sam Bloom, leaving that to a few facts at the end of the movie.
While this is, in my view, a family film, it does have a few themes that might be difficult for young children, so parents may want to see it first before watching it with their younger kids.
PENGUIN BLOOM, based on the book of the same name, is an old-fashioned movie and avoids sentimentalism and sappiness. Delightful.
‘Penguin Bloom’ is a good tear-jerker based on a true story; it’s another film along with ‘The Dry’ that proves Australia is capable of making strong movies showcasing great talent in front of and behind the camera. Grab some tissues and someone you can hug, and go see ‘Penguin Bloom’ in cinemas!
– Chris dos Santos
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An enjoyable drama about a family overcoming catastrophe. And a remarkable bird.
“It’s like Mum was stolen from us.” Noah (Griffin Murray-Johnston)
Shamelessly sentimental, yes; simply striking, yes. After the confining tyranny of a pandemic, it’s time to be freed by a true story, Penguin Bloom, of loss and redemption that may bring tears (ok, it will) of joy at recognizing heroic humans just like us living through even worse than a raging COVID and past president. Narrated by tween Noah, Penguin Bloom makes you face the reality of loss while it frees you up to soar like a bird when you embrace humanity once again.
Dispel your fears about Nicolas Sparks or Hallmark sentimentality, for this Australian drama is about a mother, Sam Bloom (Naomi Watts), who breaks her back and the hearts of a loving family, only to be redeemed by a kayak and squawking Magpie (Gerry, Clipper, and Eugene). It hits hard about the sacrifices everyone suffers after such a tragedy and the joys of beating back the gloom with the emergence of a life maybe even better.
Penguin Bloom, aka Peng, a Magpie of exceptional wit (an Oscar for this bird, anyone?), finds a home with the Blooms for as long as nature will allow. My English major readers will spy immediately the metaphoric nature of Peng paralleling Sam’s imprisonment and release. Peng’s constant complaints (she is a Magpie after all) echo Sam’s despair over her loss of freedom while both, with each other’s help, live to fly another day. The move from inside the house early on to the gorgeous Australian outside is an obvious reflection of bird and mom taking flight. Cliché, yes, maudlin, no.
Director Glendyn Ivin carefully keeps our tears back while he accurately shows the struggles and triumphs of living with a disability. Along the way husband Cameron (Andrew Lincoln) earns major stripes as caregiver and super dad. Again, the feel is real; no one could doubt his love for his family and his willingness to give up his freedom for theirs. Everybody wins.
I thought this film was brilliant. Very deep and beautifully done. I thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn’t fault it to be honest. Naomi Watts was very impressive and I felt did a wonderful job. Andrew Lincoln did a perfect Australian accent, you’d never know he was British. Good acting all around for the other actors. It really hit the spot for me! This big wide world we live in works in mysterious ways and this is a epic way of showing it. I stuck around at the end to see the real Bloom family the movie was about in the credits and photos. (Some people walked out too quickly and missed) Best film I’ve seen for a while. ✅???? Go Aussies.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Director Glendyn Ivin
Writer Shaun Grant, Harry Cripps, Cameron Bloom (based on the book by), Bradley Trevor Greive (based on the book by), Samantha Strauss (additional writing by)
Actors Naomi Watts, Griffin Murray-Johnston, Andrew Lincoln, Essi Murray-Johnston
Country Australia, USA
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa LF, Panavision Ultra Panatar Lenses, Panavision Ultra Panatar Anamorphic Primes
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Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (4.5K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Ultra Panavision 70 (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format N/A