Thursday, March 13, 2008
In this charming movie about the importance of liking who you are, Christina Ricci plays Penelope Wilhern, the daughter of two parents who are constantly in the newspapers' society gossip pages. But little do they know, a curse was cast on the Wilhern clan a long time ago, causing each girl born into the family to possess the face of a pig! So, to avoid a nosy reporter who will stop at nothing to get the truth about what Penelope really looks like, Penelope's mother fakes the death of her child, secretly hiding Penelope away for all of her childhood. But the only way that the curse is able to be undone is by having Penelope marry a blue-blooded gentleman. So Penelope's parents are constantly setting her up with young men that they think could break the curse-but usually just end up breaking the windows, trying to escape from "the monster" that they think Penelope is. Can Penelope find her true love-even if he can't break the curse? Starring other well-known actors such as James McAvoy and Reese Witherspoon, Penelope is a wonderful comedy-fantasy that all viewers will love.
Posted by Bookworm at 8:07 PM