Penelope

Penelope

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Director: Mark Palansky

Cast: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara

     
 

A kindly aristocrat suffering from an unsightly curse breaks free from her extravagant, prison-like estate to seek adventure and discover her true self in a romantic, modern-day fairy tale directed by Mark Palansky and starring Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage, and Reese Witherspoon. Generations ago, a witch placed a curse on the Wilhelm family that would… See more details below

Overview

A kindly aristocrat suffering from an unsightly curse breaks free from her extravagant, prison-like estate to seek adventure and discover her true self in a romantic, modern-day fairy tale directed by Mark Palansky and starring Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage, and Reese Witherspoon. Generations ago, a witch placed a curse on the Wilhelm family that would result in the next girl being born into the clan having a porcine snout -- and now young Penelope (Ricci) has fallen victim to the vengeful hag's unsightly grudge. When tabloid reporter Lemon (Dinklage) runs a misleadingly frightening photograph of the kind-hearted Penelope, her parents, Jessica (Catherine O'Hara) and Franklin (Richard E. Grant), lock the girl away in a sprawling mansion. Though it is said that the curse can be lifted if a man of Penelope's status takes her hand in marriage, every man who lays eyes on the girl takes flight at first sight, never to return -- until the arrival of Max (McAvoy), that is. An unrepentant gambler with a heavy heart and an ulterior motive for meeting Penelope, Max is unexpectedly caught off guard by the pig-nosed girl's disarming charm, and suddenly flees before carrying out his nefarious plan. Now determined to throw caution to the wind and explore the world on her own terms, Penelope makes the acquaintance of independent-minded delivery girl Annie (Witherspoon), who fast agrees to join her newfound friend on the ultimate journey of self-discovery.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/15/2008
UPC:
0025195037952
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG
Source:
Summit Inc/Lionsgate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
16,293

Special Features

The Making of Modern-Day tale; Twilight Sneak Peek

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christina Ricci Penelope Wilhern
James McAvoy Johnny/Max
Catherine O'Hara Jessica Wilhern
Peter Dinklage Lemon
Richard E. Grant Franklin Wilhern
Reese Witherspoon Annie
Simon Woods Edward Vanderman
Ronni Ancona Wanda
Michael Feast Jake/Witch
Nigel Havers Mr. Vanderman
Lenny Henry Krull
Christina Greatrex Mrs. Vanderman
Nick Frost Actor

Technical Credits
Mark Palansky Director
Michel Amathieu Cinematographer
Christian Arnold-Beutel Executive Producer
Gerard Bryan Art Director
Ged Bryan Production Designer
Leslie Caveny Co-producer,Screenwriter
Matthew Collinge Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Curling Executive Producer
Susie Figgis Casting
Robin Greenspun Executive Producer
Danny Greenspun Executive Producer
Jon Gregory Editor
Sean Guest Art Director
Amanda McArthur Production Designer
Andrew Molasky Executive Producer
Reese Witherspoon Producer
Michael Roban Executive Producer
Phil Robertson Co-producer
Dylan Russell Executive Producer
Ian Seymour Editor
Danny Sheehan Sound/Sound Designer
Jennifer Simpson Producer
Scott Steindorff Producer
Joby Talbot Score Composer
Jill Taylor Costumes/Costume Designer
Martin Trevis Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Penelope
1. The Curse [3:47]
2. You Are Not Your Nose [2:24]
3. Always Meant Well [2:05]
4. Need for Certain Adjustments [4:49]
5. Cream of the Crop [3:23]
6. Late for Tea? [3:32]
7. You're Still Here? [5:04]
8. You Are My Sunshine [2:48]
9. It's Your Move [3:05]
10. I'm a Monster [3:51]
11. Never Give Up [2:34]
12. She's Escaped [3:26]
13. I Love You and Goodbye [4:04]
14. Collecting the Reward [4:01]
15. Declaring Her Independence [5:27]
16. Knowing a Good Thing [4:10]
17. "Hi" [2:22]
18. You Inspired Me [2:57]
19. I'm Not a Blue Blood [4:24]
20. The Wedding [4:06]
21. The Like Myself the Way I Am [3:27]
22. Follow My Heart [2:36]
23. I'm Still Me [3:36]
24. Happily Ever After [7:14]
1. The Curse [3:47]
2. You Are Not Your Nose [2:24]
3. Always Meant Well [2:05]
4. Need for Certain Adjustments [4:49]
5. Cream of the Crop [3:23]
6. Late for Tea? [3:32]
7. You're Still Here? [5:04]
8. You Are My Sunshine [2:48]
9. It's Your Move [3:05]
10. I'm a Monster [3:51]
11. Never Give Up [2:34]
12. She's Escaped [3:26]
13. I Love You and Goodbye [4:04]
14. Collecting the Reward [4:01]
15. Declaring Her Independence [5:27]
16. Knowing a Good Thing [4:10]
17. "Hi" [2:22]
18. You Inspired Me [2:57]
19. I'm Not a Blue Blood [4:24]
20. The Wedding [4:06]
21. The Like Myself the Way I Am [3:27]
22. Follow My Heart [2:36]
23. I'm Still Me [3:36]
24. Happily Ever After [7:14]

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