• Penelope (2008)


Release Date: February 29th, 2008

DVD Release Date: July 15th, 2008

PG |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Born with the snout of a pig, young Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci) spends life a virtual prisoner in her home. Believing that the only way to break the curse is to marry one of her own kind, she meets a number of suitors, but all reject her. Two devious men, one with a grudge against the family, hire a man (James McAvoy) to pose as a suitor, but complications arise when he begins to fall in love with Penelope, and she makes a bid for freedom.

Cast: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Peter Dinklage, Richard E. Grant, Reese Witherspoon, Simon Woods, Ronni Ancona

Director: Mark Palansky

Genres: Fantasy , Children , Romance

Production Co: Stone Village Productions, Type A Films

Distributors: Summit Entertainment

Keywords: Quest, Transformation, Emotional, Father, Marriage, Mother, Love, Deception, 2000s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The result is an entertaining comedy for young girls and older girls who still like a good romantic fable. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Aimed at tweenage girls and mushy romantics of all age and stripe, Penelope has a quick gait and a nice comic tone. show more

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Penelope was in a trough of trouble before the oink on the script was dry. show more

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