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Penelope (2008) Movie Information

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Penelope (2008)
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Overall Rank:

3640

Avg. Rating:

2.70/4

# of Ratings:

78

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

02/29/2008

DVD Release:

07/15/2008

Director:

Mark Palansky

Actors:

Christina Ricci
Reese Witherspoon
James McAvoy
Catherine O'Hara
Peter Dinklage
Simon Woods

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A modern day fabel about a young woman who ventures off to find true love and break the family curse.

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Matthew Brady 05/30/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

James McAvoy before his career peak. Remember seeing this in cinemas and this guy has come along away.

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Matthew Brady 05/30/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

James McAvoy before his career peak. Remember seeing this in cinemas and this guy has come along away.

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Ikkinbot 03/12/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Penelope was a much better movie then I expected. It is well written, fun, clever, and entertaining. A modern day fairy tale, because of this it does look like a fairy tale. This is in more than the fact that the main character has a pig nose, the colors are over saturated and bright giving it a imaginary look. This movie is not going to be for everyone, however, it is funny and has a positive message without being syrupy or cutesy. The acting is also quite good making it overall a very good movie. I you like something whimsical like Pushing Daisies or Amelie you'll probably also like this.

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Freddie 10/24/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

This was a sweet, feel-good movie. I think the overall message of this movie was great. People should learn to love themselves for who they are. You have to accept yourself before you can expect anyone else to. I never knew that I would learn about true beauty from a girl that looks like a pig. Very good movie. All little girls should watch this.

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  Tino
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05/16/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Cute and whimsical, but needs a bit more edge

Penelope is supposed to be a modern day fairy tale, with all of the whimsy and warmth of the old Disney cartoons. It's a funny and quirky film, that aims for the feel and charm of a little indie flick, but sometimes looks like a big budget romantic comedy. The film really banks off of the performances of all of its cast. Christina stars as the lead role, that has to find love to break the curse created by her ancestors. James McAvoy is the lead male, with demons of his own, who is supposed to break this curse. Catherine O'Hara plays her over-bearing mother, whom keeps her daughter locked up for years to 'protect' her. And Reese Witherspoon is Penelope's worldly-traveled and experienced new friend. The characters are all interesting, yet sometimes annoying and unbelievable, especially Ricc...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Franz Patrick
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05/14/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Endearing

I was pleasantly surprised by this film because I knew it was supposed to be released around 2006. Usually, when films are held back for such a long time, it means that it's not strong enough to have an audience. I really liked this film because it works for both kids and adults. The comedy is bona fide and the acting is not bad at all. In fact, it resonates at times which made it all the more endearing. I saw this with a few friends: three of us liked it and the other two did not. I guess one has to come into this film with an open mind. Sure, the whole pig-nose thing is not realistic but it's supposed to say something about inner beauty (which hopefully all of us can relate to). Films don't always have to be realistic to be considered "good." It's nice to see Christina Ricci and Reese W...

Rating of
3/4 

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