Penelope Movie Poster
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In theatres:
  • February 29, 2008
On DVD: July 15, 2008
  • November 1, 2020 -
Running time: 1h 41m
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Drama

Centuries ago, a witch proclaimed that the next girl born to the aristocratic Wilhern family would have the nose of a pig. Generations pass, until Jessica (Catherine O'Hara) and Franklin (Richard E. Grant) lose the sorcery lottery. Their otherwise lovely daughter, Penelope (Christina Ricci), has a porcine snout. After the London gutter press, led by ferocious cub reporter Lemon (Peter Dinklage), gets a misleadingly scary photo of the sweet young girl, her parents lock her away in a beautiful mansion.

The only way to lift the curse would be if Penelope marries a man of her own class. Unforunately, despite their enormous wealth, her parents cannot find a suitor. Bewildered gentlemen end up flinging themselves through windows the second they see her - until Max (James McAvoy) comes along. He is a blue-blood addicted to gambling, with a sad heart and a devil-may-care attitude. Though he has a dastardly ulterior motive for meeting Penelope, the two become unlikely friends.
Director: Mark Palansky
Studio: Seville Pictures
Producer(s): Jennifer Simpson, Reese Witherspoon, Scott Steindorff
Cast: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Peter Dinklage, Richard E. Grant, Reese Witherspoon
Writer(s): Leslie Caveny
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