As we struggle to adjust to the “new normal” defined by the pandemic, Naomi Watts and her little-feathered co-star are coming to Netflix to give us some inspiration.
Penguin Bloom is an upcoming Netflix movie premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival and received generally favorable reviews.
The Oscar-nominated actress leads the latest movie as Sam Bloom, a devoted housewife and a mother of three. Her life becomes a living hell as she struggles to cope with paralysis following a devastating accident.
After getting paralyzed by falling from a balcony in Thailand, Sam’s husband Cameron (played by Andrew Lincoln) together with children attempts to console her and support her emotionally and physical upon their return to Australia, but her distressed condition makes it difficult for her to cope until her children adopt a wounded baby magpie.
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Eventually, with the help of an injured bird, Sam finds her path to recovery, telling the viewers that hope can come from unexpected places.
Here’s everything you need to know about Netflix’s upcoming movie Penguin Bloom, Including Penguin’s bloom facts and 5 shocking facts:
Penguin Bloom is based on a true story
Directed by Glendyn Ivin, Netflix’s Penguin Bloom is based on the book of the same name written by Cameron Bloom and Bradley Trevor Grieve. The book chronicles a sweet story of an injured baby magpie, who helps a mom and her family to cope with a horrific loss and saved a family.
Naomi Watts was greatly inspired by the Bloom family’s mesmerizing tale, which also inspired the book, so she decided to give this story a Hollywood treatment.
Penguin Bloom’s Fact – The Penguin Bloom’s Story
Noah Bloom, the middle child of the family, found an injured “Penguin” near the Northern Beaches in Sydney in 2013. The Bloom family – Mother Sam, father Cameron and three children Rueben, Noah and Oli- decided to take the injured bird into their care, unknowing how important it would become for the family.
With veterinarian advice, the family began to take care of a wounded little pet and developed a strong bond with it. While the bird was slowly recovering, Cameron started documenting their life with Penguin and shared them on social media. Their story went viral, which later inspired a book and now a Netflix movie.
Sam Bloom’s tragic accident
During a family vacation in Thailand in 2013, Sam broke her spine after falling from a hotel balcony, which left her paralyzed.
“Penguin could not have arrived at a better time, by which I mean a more terrible time,” writes Cameron Bloom in his book Penguin Bloom.
Sam gradually developed a close relationship with the odd little bird, which sets her on her recovery route. “When Penguin was weak and sickly, Sam would lovingly nurse her back to health, and when Sam found it hard to get moving, Penguin would sing her energy levels up. If Sam was inside, doing paperwork or writing in her private journal, Penguin would be there. If Sam was outside, painting and enjoying the sunshine, Penguin would be there,” writes Cameron.
Penguin Bloom is slated to release on Netflix on 27th January 2021. Featuring electrifying star Naomi Watts with an inspiring storyline, the movie will definitely be worth watching!
Check out the trailer here:
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