Netflix has released an official trailer for Penguin Bloom. The true-life story stars Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln. Let’s take a look.
I am always down for a true-life story, and this one looks right up my alley. Watts looks like she is giving another great performance, and it will be nice to see Lincoln in something other than The Walking Dead.
I’m really interested in the friendship between Watts’ Samantha Bloom and the magpie Penguin. I might have to do some Google research later to see just how deep and strong the connection between them was.
In 2013, Samantha Bloom (two-time Academy Award nominee NAOMI WATTS), her husband Cameron ( The Walking Dead’s ANDREW LINCOLN) and their three sons left their home in Australia for a holiday in Thailand. While enjoying a view, Sam fell off of a rooftop due to what was later determined to be a rotted railing…breaking her vertebrae in two places. Paralyzed from the chest down, Sam — a lifelong outdoorswoman, surfer, and traveler — was unrecognizable to herself, and spent long months in a depression that made her question who she could be in the world and in her own family.
A year later, her children brought home a wounded baby magpie they found. Warily eyeing the black-and-white bird the kids affectionately named “Penguin,” Sam bonded with the household’s new member, beginning a process of emotional healing that surprised her husband and sons, her mother (Academy Award nominee JACKI WEAVER), and herself. PENGUIN BLOOM tells the amazing true story of renewal that occurred when a woman whose life seemed shattered found hope and purpose in her family’s love — and in a bird on its own journey of recovery.
Penguin Bloom begins streaming January 27, 2021 on Netflix.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?