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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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Nick Prideaux ...
Penelope's Great-Grandfather (as Nicholas Prideaux)
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Jake / Witch
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Leonard Wilhern
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Doctor
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Andi-Marie Townsend ...
Young Penelope
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Larry
Andrew Bailey ...
Floorman in Card Club
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Penelopa  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

RUR 13,110,736 (Russia) (5 August 2007)

Gross:

$10,011,274 (USA) (1 June 2008)
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Trivia

First cinematic film of Russell Brand. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[first lines]
Penelope: My parents were born into the good life. Old money, blue blooded, society sweethearts.
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Connections

References Beauty and the Beast (1976) See more »

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Hoppípolla
Written by Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri P. Dyrason, Georg Holm, Kjartan Sveinsson
Performed by Sigur Rós
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An uplifting tale with something for everyone.
24 February 2007 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I saw this at a preview and really enjoyed this movie. It's a wonderful take on the common theme of accepting who you are, not what you are.

Although aimed at tweens/teens, it has elements which also makes this entertaining for adults. It has great visual appeal, slapstick humor as well as clever writing throughout.

This movie deserves to be successful and it's best promotional vehicle will be word of mouth.

It is well cast and Cristina Ricci, as the main character, is instantly engaging.

A fun movie for all !


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