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  • 2006
  • UK/US
  • 89 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mark Palansky
  • Written by: Leslie Caveny
  • Cast: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Reese Witherspoon, Catherine O'Hara, Nick Frost, Russell Brand
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With her moneyed background and good sense of humour Penelope (Ricci) should have been a bit of a catch. Sadly, she has a pig's snout for a nose, and, not only do her swinish features send the boys running, they also confine her to dating the landed gentry. 'Penelope' is characterised by its subtlety, rejecting easy plot turns and 'Shrek'-esque pop culture commentary, its individuality and intelligence making it a bit of a hybrid freak.

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31 Jan 20084 stars

(U) 89min

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away from self-conscious satire, there lived a girl named Penelope (Christina Ricci). With her moneyed background, good sense of humour and French language skills, Penelope should be a bit of a catch. Sadly, Penelope…

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