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A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will love her faithfully."

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In this modern-day romantic tale, Penelope is about a young girl's inspiring journey, a mysterious family secret, and the power of love. With all odds against her, in order for Penelope to break the family curse, she must find true love with "one of her own kind" and realize the most important life lesson, "I like myself the way I am." Penelope Wilhern, born to wealthy socialites, is afflicted by the Wilhern spell that can only be broken when she finds love. Hidden away in her family's estate, the lonely girl meets a string of suitors in her parents' futile attempt to break the curse. Each eligible bachelor is enamored with Penelope and her sizable dowry; until her curse is revealed. Lemon, a mischievous and eager tabloid reporter, wants a photograph of the mysterious Penelope and hires Max to pose as a prospective suitor to get the shot. The handsome down-on-his luck gambler finds himself falling for Penelope, but, not wanting to disappoint her or to expose his surreptitious ways, he... Written by Summit Entertainment

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curse | parents | pig | friend | witch | See more »

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A fairytale like no other. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some innuendo and language | See all certifications »

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29 February 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,802,144 (USA) (29 February 2008)

Gross:

$10,011,274 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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Reese Witherspoon's first project as the leading producer as well as an actress, and also Mark Palansky's feature film directorial debut. See more »

Goofs

SPOILER:Penelope's lipstick changes when she's in her wedding dress between when she has her snout to when she has a regular nose. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Penelope: My parents were born into the good life. Old money, blue blooded, society sweethearts.
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References Arthur the King (1985) See more »

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A cute movie for all the family
18 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I entered the cinema expecting a typical kiddie movie, I left with a that but with a great big smile on my face also. Penelope doesn't really deliver too much in the comedy department but what it does bring is a heart warming and the strong message of learning to accept yourself the way you are. Chrsitna Ricci did a good job as the girl with a snout, which the whole movie made a big deal about. James McAvoy, donning an American accent was also impressive as the love interest. Reese Witherspoon shone in this movie as both producer and as the friend of our snout bearing heroine. Overall a cast of good acting and a sweet story. Kids will laugh and adults can watch this without falling asleep. Its a perfect Sunday afternoon treat.


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