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Drama Comedy
89 min.
Release Date
February 29, 2008
DVD Release Date
July 15, 2008
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89 minutes
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Rated PG for thematic elements, some innuendo and language

PENELOPE is the story of a young woman, Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci), born to wealthy socialites (Richard E. Grant and Catherine O’Hara). Penelope is afflicted by a secret family curse that can only be broken when she is loved by one of her own kind. Hidden away in the family’s majestic home, she is subjected to meeting a string of blue-bloods through her parent's futile attempt to marry her off and break the curse.... Full synopsis »

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Review by Robert Bell

"Beauty and the Beast" meets "The Frog Prince" in this creative update on fairy tale ideas of love and beauty. "Penelope" isn't going to reinvent the fantasy genre by any means, but it does offer a pleasant perspective on loving someone for who they are rather than what is seen on the surface. Full movie review »
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