Penelope Synopsis
Cursed with the snout of a pig, a young woman (Christina Ricci) is a virtual prisoner in her home.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Aimed at tweenage girls and mushy romantics of all age and stripe, Penelope has a quick gait and a nice comic tone.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
A sweet, unassuming surprise.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The result is an entertaining comedy for young girls and older girls who still like a good romantic fable.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
An endearing premise and fanciful spirit aren't quite enough to rescue a film that has more heart than smarts.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though the film has a strong cast, humor and a satirical take on celebrity culture, the story is spotty.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Surprisingly pedestrian.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Penelope is dead on arrival.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This story could have gone in a number of more inspiring allegorical directions but winds up your average bedtime story instead.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Penelope was in a trough of trouble before the oink on the script was dry.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Is there anything more dull than an ineptly cynical fairy tale?
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Pig In An (Emotional) Poke(y)

By jimchudnow
Based on an advance screening: This was produced by Reese Witherspoon, who plays a small role in it as best friend to 'Penelope' (Christina Ricci). Filmed in 2006, it was held (for various possible...

cutest movie ever.

By peanut_better
loved it!...


By movie_goer525
This movie was awesome! You HAVE to see this movie before it goes out of the theaters. It was so good! It had such a good message. At some parts it's a little scary, but it was pretty good!...


By Movie_Fanatic4Life
I thought this was a really great chick flick. It had a great message. For women, I would definitely say this is a must see movie....

love it

By Mary-Jane123
this movie looks so good and i kno so many people fell this ay about themself and i just cant ait!...

A nice family movie

By Ern
After a long break between movies for the family Penelope is a nice break from the death and destruction Hollywood has been sending out lately. A sweet story about finding love and acceptance in...

A charming tale

By gleonidas
I took my 2 daughters, 8 and 12, to see this film because it was the only one we could agree on and all of us were pleasantly surprised. We rate this feel good about yourself among one that we would...

Penelope is a great family movie

I was pleasantly surprised by Penelope. It has a great message for people of all ages but especially young girls. I don't want to say too much more than that and spoil the plot. It was a clean and...


By palomino220
I really liked this movie. One you can take the whole family to - Dad may snooze thru it. It's very quirky and very sweet. Sends a good message to be happy at who you are. The sets are very...

Wait for TV

By tonguefly3
wait for dvd or tv.....its cuite but not enough to pay $11 for...

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Rated PG | For thematic elements, some innuendo and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Offbeat romantic comedy is sweet but lightweight.
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