Penguin Bloom Saturday, Feb 27 2021 

I invariably like Naomi Watt’s work. This is a little gem of a film. And it is based on a true story. Through the love and concern of a bird (repaying the rescue of said bird when very young).a very depressed woman and her children learn to handle all the woe and drawbacks of being wheel- chair bound. And Sam was very active before her accident – an accomplished surfer. Then the mynah bird , Penguin, enters the scene and slowly but surely wins everyone’s hearts. A great film for the kids to watch with you.

Luce Sunday, Feb 1 2015 

I’ve always admired Naomi Watt’s work as well as Tim Roth’s. They play loving supportive parents to an immigrant boy they have adopted who is now in high school. One of his teachers played by Octavia Spencer sees some troubling tendencies in the boy. For some reason her suspicions of the boy are not taken seriously – one being her family problems. He is very intelligent and knows how to impress. But is he all that he seems? Adapted from a stage play. reviewed on Sunday August 23, 2020