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Movie Preview: Penelope


Despite the star power of Reese Witherspoon (and James McAvoy for that matter), it seems like Penelope has been extremely reluctant to come out in theaters, though it has made the festival rounds since the fall of 2006. Even the newest trailer recently came online with as little fanfare as possible. Why, you ask? Perhaps because Penelope is an extremely strange-looking little film.

Christina Ricci stars as Penelope, a girl who was born with a pig snout for a nose. After years of being hidden away in her home by her mother (Catherine O'Hara), she is suddenly expected to find a husband, but all the men she meets run screaming from her. All the men except for Max (McAvoy). After she meets Max, she decides to strike out on her own and experience the world as she has never done before. With all the vibrant colors and the whimsical visual tone, the movie has the look and feel of a sort of dark fairy tale.

If nothing else, the trailer features Reese in the role of a badass and James McAvoy with a funny American accent, so to check it out before Penelope opens February 1,

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haze1nut haze1nut 9 years
i would def. def. def. watch this! release it already!
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
I think I will wait for this one on t.v.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Really looking forward to seeing this one.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I've been excited for this film even before filming started!lol. I read about it on Reese's imdb page and I have been waiting to finally see it. I can't wait!
youngheart222 youngheart222 9 years
This looks awesome! James McAvoy is a cutie, Reese looks pretty cool in this one and I just love Christina Ricci...I'll definately check it out!
Karma-Co Karma-Co 9 years
Looks good, i can't wait!
raieven raieven 9 years
James McAvoy *swoon*
Punkingirl Punkingirl 9 years
Wow. It's cuter than I expected. I'll be adding this one to my list!
iAMthefuture iAMthefuture 9 years
i love james mcavoy
ddene5713 ddene5713 9 years
TOOK LONG ENOUGH!!!! ha. can't wait. reese witherspoon, christina ricci... awesome.
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
i'll rent it.
yiddidea yiddidea 9 years
Finally! I had forgotten all about this.
splayer splayer 9 years
I saw a trailer for this months ago. I'm glad it's finally coming out.
mbrown81 mbrown81 9 years
When it comes out on DVD I might rent it. As for going to the movies, No.
BethEsme BethEsme 9 years
I can't wait to see this film, the cast and slight bizarreness alone makes it a must-watch for me...
rivrchild rivrchild 9 years
Never heard of it until now, but I want to see it already!
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
I really wanna see this movie. I don't understand why the studio hasn't released it.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I want to like it, but the whole message is tripping me up. Its not the outside its the inside People should accept you for who you are dont change yourself for anyone true love is blind or beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Juiceee Juiceee 9 years
YAY :D Me likey.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
This trailer started out better than the first trailer, but then it became one of those "if-you-watch-the-trailer-you-see-the-whole-movie" trailers, which is crap. I hate when they give away too much of the movie. I really wanted to see the movie before, but now I kinda feel why bother.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
That looks really cute... I'll definitely have to see this. And I have to add James McAvoy to "the list." :swoon:
ayanaphil ayanaphil 9 years
YES! I've been waiting on this movie forever!
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