Kate and her actor brother live in N.Y. in the 21st Century. Her ex-boyfriend, Stuart, lives above her apartment. Stuart finds a space near the Brooklyn Bridge where there is a gap in time.... See full summary »
Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.
Sally and Gillian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical--their ... See full summary »
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
When "Max" first enters the Wilhern house to take a picture of Penelope he browses the bookshelves of the meeting room and takes down a novel which he identifies as a "first edition." The book that Max grabs, and which Penelope subsequently refers to as her favorite, is not a real book. The author is referred to as George Rockham, and the title of 'The Dreamer' is visible on the book itself, but both the author and novel are original creations for the film. See more »
(at around 1 min) A part of the mattress can be seen when Penelope's mother faints in the kitchen. See more »
My parents were born into the good life. Old money, blue blooded, society sweethearts.
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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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