I came across the trailer for this movie a few days ago, and thought it visually looked great. Then it mentioned Utada Hikaru (AKA the voice of the Kingdom Hearts theme songs), and I knew I had to have it! (haha!)
(Unlike other posts, I will not "spoil" the movie for you :) The movie focuses on a young and curious minded boy, who takes it upon himself to unravel the mystery of the sudden appearance of penguins in his town. While raising important questions like why some boobs are different sizes than others (which is obviously a question any young scientist must ask him/herself), he uses observation, data collecting, and scientific methods to try and solve the penguin issue. The story line was so creative, that there's no way to really predict what will happen, and makes it a fun, inquisitive ride.
I have to say overall, its a great movie. Though it's based around the life of a child in elementary school, it leaves room for complex and creative thoughts on life and scientific theories. It also shared realistic insight on what goes on in a child's mind, how eager they are to grow up, and how innocent they can be.
I have no idea why penguins were specifically highlighted in this movie, but they were just so cute that I don't care what the reason was. In theory, this movie did have a story end, but may have left enough room for a sequel at some point in the future.
Just FYI , the soundtrack was gentle and appropriate, but as far as Utada's music in the movie, they only used her song for the end credits. I wished they incorporated it into the actual movie at some point. A minor detail, but that's just my opinion.