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Penelope (2008) Movie Information

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2709

Avg. Rating:

2.73/4

# of Ratings:

70

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

 

 

 

 

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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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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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Ollievee79 08/17/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

This was a sweet film that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It's about feeling good with who you are and having faith in yourself. It is predictable, but lovable.

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tim's movie valut 03/03/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

it's a great movie about not only have other accept you, but haveing you accept yourself. So here's how it all begins a girl Cristina Ricci is cursed with a pig nose because many many year before her great,great ,great grandfather feal in love with a girl his parnets didn't aprove of so he married someone else so the girl killed herself. The girl was a daughter of a whitch oh cast a spell on the first girl born in the house well man man man years later penolpe is born with a pig nose and in order to break the curse she has to get married or so we think that's where we stop the acting was great and so was the story it was also very prdictable romantic comedy but we all like that

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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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