Penguin Bloom

Penguin Bloom

Penguin Bloom

Naomi Watts is a paralysed wife and mother who, along with her photographer husband (Andrew Lincoln, TV's The Walking Dead), finds solace in rescuing and raising a magpie chick in this true story drama co-produced by Watts.

2021Rating: PG, Mild themes and coarse language95 minsAustralia, USA
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The Blooms have a lot of heart. You're unlikely to forget them.

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Stuff

Stuff

The script by Harry Cripps coffers few real revolutionary and revelatory moments outside of the “overcoming adversity movie” playbook,

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

It treats a very emotional, layered situation with blunt, on-the-nose storytelling.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln bring dignity and seriousness to what might've been a painfully sappy tale of rebirth...

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Variety

Variety

Mostly avoids the pitfalls of dated and offensive inspiration-porn movies of yore...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The path there might be predictable, but there is still something beautiful when it really takes flight.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

An old-fashioned throwback for families in search of something safe and superhero-free...

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Collider

Collider

Could boost your spirits and serve as a very effective reminder of what we can overcome with the people we love.

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Time Out

Time Out

It's a credit to Watts's performance and Ivin's understated direction that this woozy vision of emotional and physical healing sings.

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