Penguin Bloom is the story of a woman who breaks her back and struggles with becoming happy again — so yes, lots of depressing and inspiring quotes in this one!
Penguin Bloom focuses on the story of a woman and mother of three children who falls while on vacation and breaks her back. Throughout the course of the film she struggles with being happy again, which feels totally understandable. Given the nature of Penguin Bloom, you guessed it, there are a lot of depressing, but also inspiring quotes.
Penguin Bloom Quotes
Here is a collection of the best quotes from this movie. As always, I try to remain completely spoiler free. In this case, but not attaching who said which quote. However, especially as you near the bottom, there may be some minor spoilers, so be warned.
“Her name is penguin.”
“I hate last year.”
“Don’t ever ask me that question in front of the boys again.”
“It waited for mum…and I’m the one who took her there.”
“They didn’t call for me.”
“It must be weird to have wings, and not be able to fly.”
“You’re still you, Sam.”
“Oh I tip people all the time, I’m known for it.”
“I can’t. I can’t do it.”
“All fun and no responsibility. Look where that’s got you.”
“You don’t see the way she looks at me.”
“I’m the reason you broke your back.”
“Every day I wish we’d never gone on that bloody roof!”
“I didn’t think I was strong enough to get through it myself, but I am.”
“Mum’s not the person she once was. And I know she’s not the person she wanted to be. But to me, she’s much more than that.”
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About Penguin Bloom
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.