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Farce Of The Penguins [2006] [DVD]

Bob Saget    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Bob Saget
  • Producers: Bob Saget, David Permut, Peter Rogers Melnick
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Revolver
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Feb 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000KCHW90
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,179 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Latest penguin film exposes the raunchy side of the seemingly innocent, flightless, monochrome birds. After March of the Penguins and Happy Feet, this latest penguin-starring comedy evokes different emotions all together. Taking live nature footage of penguins in the wild and adding voice-overs by big stars, director Bob Sagett (America's Funniest Home Videos) offers a comical alternate look at the Antarctic winter. With raunchy subject matter and some colourful language, this one is plainly not aimed at the family or children's markets. If live footage of the flightless favourite doing the 'what comes naturally' with oohs and aahs provided by Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Applegate is what floats your kayak, then 'The Farce of The Penguins' is for you.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 2.5--This is even funnier when your drunk 25 April 2008
Format:DVD
Though it may look like a cute, animated penguin movie, Farce of the Penguins' isn't for kids. It's Bob Saget's classic, surprisingly crude humor--pretty much all of which revolves around sex (and, occasionally, fart jokes). Think of it as 'Animal Planet' meets 'American Pie' or you can see it as a foul mouthed send up of the 'March of the Penguins.'

The concept of 'Farce of the Penguins' is priceless. There isn't a single shot of original photography used. It's all stock photography, pieced together and worked into a script that's voiced by just about everyone in Hollywood (or at least those who owed Bob Saget a favor). There's no fancy animation, no special effects. While I definitely appreciate the creativity behind it, though, the story is pretty rough. Some of the jokes get really old after a while--and the 80-minute movie could have easily ended after 60.

While there are some great parts to 'Farce of the Penguins' (like the penguins who wander off and end up victims of Global Warming--or Juan Sanchez, the penguin who loses his mind and goes off on an adventure), watching it often feels like being on the outside of a very detailed inside joke. Though I'm sure it was really funny in the studio--when everyone was hanging around, recording the voices--it's pretty clear that you just had to be there to appreciate parts of it. So the best part of the DVD is actually the making-of feature, which shows the voice talent in the studio, recording their parts. That made me laugh out loud more than the movie itself did.

'Farce of the Penguins' isn't for everyone. In fact, it's probably not for most people. But for fans of Saget's crude humor, it's good for a few laughs--especially if you polish off a few drinks before watching it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A super penguin romp!! 10 Sep 2007
By D. Bell
Format:DVD
... I think the other two reviewers must have had a sense of humour failure, this was one of the funniest features I've seen in a long while.

If you're expecting a documentary in the style of David Attenborough and 'March of the Penguins' then you can forget it! This movie goes where he wouldn't dare to tread. It's definitely not one to watch when the little ones are around, more suited to after the nine o'clock watershed.

The characters are hilarious and the script is very cleverly written. Samuel L Jackson gives a superb narration which is completely the opposite of that given by Morgan Freeman in March of the Penguins ... and there's even a 'plot' of sorts - it's a musical love story!

The five main characters (3 guys, 2 girls) discuss all the aspects of life as if they were in todays society - relationships, personal appearances, religion, entertainent, crime, modern literature, the climate, the meaning of life etc. There is however one recurring thought throughout the guys' 70 mile trek to the breeding ground. They address all the hardships they have to endure in order to reach their ultimate goal. There's even a wise Snow Owl giving advice and a quick talking, street vending Arctic Fox ready with witty quips!

Watch out for the first 'Global Warming' scene - hysterically funny but not without a serious message. The hero for me though was rock hopping 'Juan Sanchez' but you'll have to watch the movie to see what happens to him!!!

There's a whole host of other animals co-starring, contributing to a thoroughly entertaining 75 minutes of light hearted fun.

Leave your serious head in the office, settle in the comfy chair with your big slipper, a G & T and like minded company and enjoy ...
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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This is possibly one of the worst films ever created; the fact that it is still in the dvd charts is purely down to it leaching onto the success of march of the penguins.

The quality of the editing would have you wondering if this was not surely created as a high school project by year 7s, although giving some justice to the skills of high school students as they would have surely followed through with some funny punch lines rather than the droll monotonous quibs of what appears to be a group of men down the pub having a mid-life crisis.

The narration and 'jokes' will have you squirming in your seats in embarrassment for samuel l jackson who it seems must have surely read the script without listening to what was being said, and writers been warned just becuase you have sexual puns doesnt make them funny in fact after the first 100, it does make you question the maturity level of the creators and if they are all sitting in some dark room laughing at someone making rude sounds.

All in all a dire and poor film riding on the success of march of the penguins; it is a shame it can be linked in any way to the latter as after watching this you surely wont want to go back to that fine creation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best movie ever! 27 Dec 2013
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I love this movie but bought it for my best friend who loves it too for her birthday. Delighted that it arrived in time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest Penguins 16 July 2013
By spliffy
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The first time I saw this I only saw the last 30 minutes but I knew I had to watch it from the start. It was very funny & my friends and I had a good laugh. It certainly makes you look at penguins in a different light. LOL
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4.0 out of 5 stars Farce of the penguins 30 Mar 2013
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A very adult dvd it's a pity that it is not promoted more.in the United Kingdom
Avert good buy
Bob
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