Penelope [2006]

Genre:Rom-Com, Fantasy
Rating:9.0  Rate
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DirectorMark Palansky
Selected CastChristina Ricci as Penelope Wilhern
 James McAvoy as Johnny / Max
 Catherine O'Hara as Jessica Wilhern
 Reese Witherspoon as Annie
 Richard E. Grant as Franklin Wilhern
 Ronni Ancona as Wanda

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Magic Marmalade
22nd Dec 2015

Magic Marmalade
22nd Dec 2015
 I really enjoyed this.

Only gripe is that it's one of those scenarios where we are expected to believe that people in modern society woud not find the lead character pretty enough because of some small blemish, which is made out to be a major deformity...

... I mean, Christina Ricci with a pig's snout is still Christina Ricci, and going to be movie star pretty regardless (I actually think she looks cuter with the snout... but that's just me - erk!)

They often do this in movies, where they take some kind of supermodel and put a little artificial zit on them and ask us to believe they are suffering adversity, like the very common "Plain Jane (or Joe)" device who turns out to be Marilyn Monroe's better looking sister by the end after some dramatic transformation - the message of course being not: You're OK as you are, but, you could be better, and therefore not presently good enough.

But that's a small gripe about movies in general, and this is a very sharply written, and produced, And quirky film which is all good fun.

(If they want a challenge, they could put my potato head up on the big screen!)

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