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Penelope

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Nick Wall

Synopsis

Penelope suffers from an old family curse - she was born with the face of a pig. Consumed with keeping her from the outside world and reversing the curse, Penelope's parents believe that if they can marry Penelope to 'one of her own kind,' i.e. a blue blood, the curse will be lifted. The problem is that when suitors see Penelope they run away in terror. To master this fact, suitors must sign a non-disclosure form before they meet her, but still they cannot get her married.

One suitor, Edward Vanderman, flees before they can get him to sign. He tries to tell the world of the horror he has witnessed, but everyone thinks he's crazy. Everyone except Mr Lemon, a reporter who believes in the curse and has been trying to get a photo for many years.

With the impetus he needs to revisit the story, Lemon decides to send a dummy suitor - a known blue blood - to get pictures. Enter Max Campion - a handsome young blue blood in desperate need of money. What Lemon and Edward don't count on is Max falling for Penelope and the power of true love to set fantastic things in motion.

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Features
Running Time
103 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Mark Palansky
Producer
Christian Arnold-Beutel, Chris Curling, Danny Greenspun, Robin Greenspun, Andrew Molasky, Michael Roban, Dylan Russell, Phil Robertson
Co-Producer
Christian Arnold-Beutel, Chris Curling, Danny Greenspun, Robin Greenspun, Andrew Molasky, Michael Roban, Dylan Russell, Phil Robertson
Editor
Jon Gregory
Screenwriter
Leslie Caveny
Director of Photography
Michel Amathieu
Production Designer
Amanda McArthur
Sound
Matthew Collinge
Music
Joby Talbot
Principal Cast
Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O' Hara, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Dinklage, Richard E Grant, Simon Woods, Ronni Ancona

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