Penguin Bloom 2020
1h 35min | Drama | 12 September 2020 (Canada)
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, the film tells the story of Sam Bloom (Academy Award® nominated Naomi Watts) a young mother whose world is turned upside down after a shocking, near-fatal accident leaves her paralyzed. Sam’s husband, (Andrew Lincoln), her three young boys and her mother (Academy Award® nominated Jacki Weaver), are struggling to adjust to their new situation when an unlikely ally enters their world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin. The bird’s arrival is a welcome distraction for the Bloom family, eventually making a profound difference on Sam’s life, teaching her how to live again.
An enjoyable little film based on a true story, don’t know what the bad reviewers were expecting? It’s not an action film, just a heartwarming little story of how a rescued magpie helps a family come to terms with the devastating accident suffered by the Mother, and in turn helps her to begin enjoying life again. If nothing else does, the magpies will entertain you, Naomi Watts is her usual reliable self, with a perfectly competent supporting cast. Goes along at a casual pace which puts you in there with the family. I liked it, as has everyone I know who’s seen it!
Director: Glendyn Ivin
Writers: Shaun Grant, Harry Cripps, Cameron Bloom (based on the book by)
Stars: Naomi Watts, Griffin Murray-Johnston, Andrew Lincoln
Countries of origin: Australia, United States
Filming locations: Palm Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.82 GiB
Duration : 1 h 35 min
Overall bit rate : 2 728 kb/s