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Penelope

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(No longer in theaters)
  • Rating: PG — for thematic elements, some innuendo and language
  • Director: Mark Palansky   Cast: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Dinklage
  • Running Time: 89 minutes
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Genre

Comedy, Drama, SciFi/Fantasy

Producer

Christian Arnold-Beutel

Distributor

Summit Entertainment

Release Date

Feb 29, 2008

Release Notes

Nationwide

Official Website

Review

Mark Palansky’s Edward Scissorhands–ish fable casts Christina Ricci as a pig-nosed girl with image issues—and James McAvoy as the only suitor who doesn’t run squealing. They’re weirdly charming together, though the script strikes a few major off-key notes—including Reese Witherspoon’s unconvincing turn as a leather-clad biker chick.

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