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Penelope (2006)

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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 accept her as one of their own."

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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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What makes us different makes us beautiful. 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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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£769,840 (UK) (1 February 2008)

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$10,011,274 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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First cinematic film of Russell Brand. See more »

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(at around 1 min) A part of the mattress can be seen when Penelope's mother faints in the kitchen. See more »

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Penelope: My parents were born into the good life. Old money, blue blooded, society sweethearts.
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References Beauty and the Beast (1976) See more »

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You Fall to Pieces
Written by Ben Ashley, Kyle Mallarky
Performed by The Shore
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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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