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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 | witch | friend | See more »

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She's been hiding all her life. Now she'll show the world just who she really is. See more »


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

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29 February 2008 (USA)  »

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Penelopa  »

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

The first time we see Max play the piano (badly) he has very short / chewed finger nails. When playing the following day at his home, his nails have grown and are well manicured. See more »

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[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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Theme for Kinvara
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The most brilliant movie
14 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is truthful, honest, funny, and amazing. Although I don't believe that there is an Oscar potential for this, I do believe Golden Globe awards for this. Christina Ricci's performance in this was delightful. While I was watching the movie, however, when Reese Witherspoon popped up, I was delighted! Although it wasn't very long, it was pleasing to see her in a very different role from others that she took.

Honestly, I just wanted to comment on this and Reese's funny lines. But the movie should be watched; it's a comedy that can change the world's opinions of what's really beautiful, and that the outside does not matter.


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