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Old 02/28/2008, 12:08 PM
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Penelope Willhem is born into an aristocratic family with a curse upon it, that the firstborn daughter will be born with a pigs face and the only way to break the curse is to marry someone who will love her faithfully.
When the bachelor she thought may have been the one spurns her, Penelope runs away from home and learns to accept who she is.

102 min
Rated PG
Stars: Christina Ricci, Catherine O'Hara, Reese Witherspoon

Penelope wa produced by Reese Witherspoon and directed by noob Mark Palansky. This movie turned out to be nothing like what the media had set it up as, I thought it was going to be a dark(ish) film about a girl with a deformity, but it was just another fairy-tale movie about some girl with an upturned nose. I mean, it wasn't even a hideous look, it was just a weird nose. Meh. Disappointment ensued.

Other than the stale story about learning to love yourself for who you are, the movie was not bad to look at. The style was interesting. Costumes, sets, accents were a bit ambiguous at times, making it confusing.

The cast was a high point in the movie. Christina Ricci was good of course, but Cathreine O'Hara and Richard E. Grant (playing her parents) stole her scenes for real. Lemon, an angry reporter played by Peter Dinklage was also the source of some great moments.

Overall, it's an okay movie to bring little kids or your grandma to, but if you're looking for more substance in a movie, look elsewhere.


So this movie comes out today but we got a screening at my school followed by a Q&A with Christina Ricci. She had some interesting things to say about her work and films and such. It was coo. Seemed like a chill person.
Some dumbass kid asked her how to book a manager tho. ><

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