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

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

Stuff

Stuff

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

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

Variety

Variety

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

IndieWire

IndieWire

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

The Guardian

The Guardian

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

Collider

Collider

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

Time Out

Time Out

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

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

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

Stuff

Stuff

press

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

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Variety

Variety

press

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

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

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

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

Collider

Collider

press

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

Time Out

Time Out

press

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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