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Old 02/28/2008, 11:08 AM
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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.

Penelope
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.

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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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Old 02/28/2008, 11:12 AM
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Ahhhhh I love Christina Ricci. Her and Winona are my favourite 90's era actresses. You're so lucky. Poop.

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Old 02/28/2008, 3:27 PM
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Oy. They filmed this like 2 years ago, back when I used to like Reese Witherspoon. Looks pretty stupid, if you ask me. OMIGAWDS A PIG NOSE

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Old 02/29/2008, 11:36 PM
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How come you get so many cool actors doing Q&A's at your school?
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Old 03/01/2008, 12:13 PM
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How come you get so many cool actors doing Q&A's at your school?
i'm so jealous
NYC-Artsy-Fartsy-Schools ftw. I'm sure NYU does 10x better in the guest department tho.

My favorite guest lecturer so far has actually been the animator Tom Sito. He had alot of cool stories about his work and he signed my Little Mermaid DVD. ^_^
We also had John Turturro but I had a damn test at the time.

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Old 03/01/2008, 10:43 PM
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I hate to burst someone's bubble but I just got the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly and the critic who review the film gave it an "F".
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Old 03/02/2008, 11:25 AM
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I hate to burst someone's bubble but I just got the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly and the critic who review the film gave it an "F".
I hope you aren't implying me because well, hate to burst your bubble, but I already said I thought the movie blew, save for casting.

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Old 03/10/2008, 6:54 AM
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lol I love how cartman's world revolves around entertainment magazines. Hey, Morg, hate to ruin your day but the entertainment magazine film reviewers weren't all aflutter about this movie. You must be devistated Please don't take your own life.

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Old 03/10/2008, 11:31 AM
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....No one liked this film! **Cuts Herself**

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