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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Reese Witherspoon
Christina Ricci
Catherine O'Hara
Richard E Grant
Peter Dinklage
James McAvoy
Directors
Mark Palansky
Screenwriters
Leslie Caveny
Running Time
89 minutes

Penelope
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Penelope

Plot
Due to a family curse, blue-blood Penelope (Ricci) is born with a pig’s snout for a nose, and must fall in love with “her own kind” to break the curse. Enter a succession of suitors, including Edward (Simon Woods) and Max (McAvoy), keen to try their luck...


Verdict
Penelope’s about as convincingly ugly as Claudia Schiffer with sunburn, but that’s a small flaw in an otherwise lovely fairy tale.


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