Penguin Bloom (watch-the-movie)

In the sentimental drama Penguin Bloom, an Australian woman with a broken back begrudgingly befriends a bird that can’t fly, setting in motion a too-tidy metaphor for two characters longing to soar. Naomi Watts gives a suitably sensitive performance, but although the film is based on actual events, director Glendyn Ivin’s genteel approach resuts in this potentially poignant tale feeling like just another inspirational film about overcoming personal hardship — albeit one with far more magpie than is the norm…

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