Penelope (DVD)

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Like Tim Burton's EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and the TV show PUSHING DAISIES, PENELOPE is a modern fairy tale, complete with candy colors and whimsical cinematography. PENELOPE begins with a generations-old curse by a jilted lover: the next girl in the aristo...

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Like Tim Burton's EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and the TV show PUSHING DAISIES, PENELOPE is a modern fairy tale, complete with candy colors and whimsical cinematography. PENELOPE begins with a generations-old curse by a jilted lover: the next girl in the aristocratic Wilhern family will be born with a pig's snout and ears. Though ages pass, the bad luck finally manifests itself in young Penelope (Christina Ricci) much to the shame of her mother (Christopher Guest favorite Catherine O'Hara). In an effort to break the curse, her mother and father (Richard E. Grant, WITHNAIL AND I) try to bring in a series of blue-blooded suitors. But when they see her face, the men all run screaming. Enter Max (James McAvoy), a down-on-his-luck gambler who connects with Penelope. But when he is exposed as a fraud, the heartbroken girl escapes into the surrounding city. Though she hides her face with a scarf, Penelope gets to experience life outside her family's mansion for the first time. Pig nose and all, Ricci is adorable as the title character, excellent in alternating between naivete and independence. Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon succeeds in double duty as both a producer and in a small acting role as Penelope's first friend in the big city. But it's McAvoy, a standout in ATONEMENT and THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, who threatens to steal hearts. The pair's romance is believable, and it makes the film good viewing for fairy tale fans of all ages. The PG rating should appeal to families, as should the film's message about the importance of inner beauty and self confidence.

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UPC 025195037952
Studio Summit Entertainment
Format DVD
Genre Comedy
Rating Parental Guidance
Dimensions 5.5" x 0.5" x 7.5" WxHxD
Weight 0.2 lbs
Stars Reese Witherspoon, James McAvoy, Christina Ricci, Lenny Henry, Peter Dinklage, Richard E. Grant, Simon Woods, Nigel Havers, Catherine O'Hara, Nick Frost
Directors Mark Palansky

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  • Penelope

    Love this story. We all need to learn to love ourselves first before we can expect someone else to love us.

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  • cute movie

    this was really a cute move. Who would of believed she had in her self to change her appearence. I love shopping with overstock,com. Great deal. Don't over charge on shipping. thanks overstock

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  • Penelope

    I love this movie! The actors are right for the roles, the story is fun and has a moral that if missed does not detract from the story.

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  • Great Movie

    I was a cute movie that I think the whole family will enjoy.

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  • LOVE THIS MOVIE

    i have always been a big fan of Christina Ricci and i believe this is one of the best by far. it has an adorable plot to it and really can be watched by anyone..it has the romance for women, comedy for men, and fantansy ideas for kids. the only thing that maybe not suitable for children is the fact that it deals with situations that maybe a younger crowd wouldnt really understand. but as far as the whole movie..i would give it a 10! wonderful actors and greatly filmed.

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