Starring Christina Ricci James McAvoy Reese Witherspoon
The tale of Penelope did not start well, her beauty transformed by an evil spell.
To the world outside the news was big, a poor little girl with a nose of a pig!
How to break the curse? Well, nobody knows, unless a handsome prince can be made to propose.
In a society obsessed with looks, PENELOPE is a wonderfully entertaining, magical modern-day fairy tale where insecurities and prejudice are triumphantly overcome.
Set for rental release on 26 May 2008 and retail release on 23 June 2008 by Momentum Pictures, PENELOPE’s contemporary spin on the traditional fairy tale features a heroine who learns to love and value herself for what she is rather than how she looks, a message that will resonate with all young girls.
Smart, funny and uplifting, PENELOPE stars Christina Ricci (Speed Racer, Monsters, Addams Family Values, Sleepy Hollow), BAFTA nominated James McAvoy (Atonement, The Last King of Scotland) , Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line, Legally Blonde), who also co-produced the film, Catherine O’Hara (Over the Hedge, Home Alone 2) and Richard E Grant (Gosford Park,Withnail And I).
In today’s celebrity obsessed society, PENELOPE’s poignant story provides a refreshing and highly entertaining alternative to the norm. Here you’ll be transported into another world where true love triumphs and where the audience cannot fail but relate to the themes and values of the film, as they luxuriate in a love story that transcends ignorance and intolerance, and celebrates individuality and perseverance.
In the wonderful modern-day fairytale, Christina Ricci stars as Penelope, a beautiful young girl with an extraordinary curse. Hidden away from the world in her family’s majestic home, Penelope dreams of breaking free of the enchantment – but true love is hard to find when young men run away screaming. That is, until she meets Max (James McAvoy), a down-on-his-luck musician and Anne (Reese Witherspoon), a free-spirited rock-chick, who encourages her to come out of hiding and find her true self. Penelope soon discovers that sometimes what you’re looking for can be right under your nose…
Inner Beauty Tips
Smile when you are on the phone. When you sound happy it’s infectious! It will make people around you feel happy too…
Make time for yourself – enjoy a nice, relaxing, bubble bath and play your favourite music. You’ll smell great and will feel revived in no time!
Take up a new hobby – ever dreamed of being a dancer or playing football? It’s never too late to try something new. You’ll develop your gifts AND make new friends.
Try not to focus on your weaknesses. Instead, see them as challenges. Too nervous to speak out in public? Speak up and start joining in conversations, people will get to know you and you’ll be bounding with confidence in no time.
Spend a few minutes each day thinking about the things that make you happy. A few minutes a day will make a massive impact on your life.
Forget the things you don’t like about yourself, nobody’s perfect. Be kind to yourself. Focus on the things you love about yourself instead.
Don’t be shy at showing your kooky personality, reveal your sense of humour and make your mates roll around with laughter.
Do some exercise every day, energy breeds energy and your body will release feel-good hormones. You’ll feel fantastic!
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