Friday, August 8, 2008

Penelope - 2006

Category: Movies

Genre: Fantasy

Directed By: Mark Palansky

Writer: Leslie Caveny


A fairytale like no other.

She's been hiding all her life. Now she'll show the world just who she really is.

Sometimes true love is right under your nose.

What makes us different makes us beautiful.

Seen: 7/12/08

Casts: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Dinkilage, Richard E. Grant, Simon Woods and more.

This is about a young girl named Penelope Wilhern who was born with a face of a pig - a family curse which she must find true love with "one of her own kind" and realize the most important life lesson. She was hidden in their family estate with a string of husbands-to-be(one of the attempts her parents made to break the curse) but one by one they would leave as soon as they see her. One day, she thought she had it and decided to run away and be free.

It's a nice modern day fantasy, where you get to learn a lot. It's about liking who you really are. It's a cute film, ladies would love to check out. Very heart warming as well. It's magical and Christina Ricci portrayed Penelope well and it's actually one of the reasons why the movie is cute. James McAvoy looked cute here compared to Wanted. Hehe.

Child #4: It's not the power of the curse - it's the power you give the curse.

Penelope: "I like myself the way I am.".

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