Finally there’s a romantic comedy that doesn’t depict a woman falling in love with a beast. Although “Penelope” is a romantic comedy, it differs from all other movies in its genre. This film is the anti Barbie flick, which conveys the meaning of what beauty truly is.
The movie stars actress Christina Ricci who takes a bold step in covering her pretty face with a pig like nose. Faced with the family curse, Penelope (Christina Ricci) must overcome all obstacles to break it by finding true love. The warm and funny adventure leads her to realize the most important life lesson, “I like myself the way I am.”
The movie also stars Hollywood’s “it” boy James McAvoy, Catherine O’Hara, Peter Dinklage and Richard E. Grant. Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon takes on two roles as a producer of the film with her production company Type-A and as Penelope’s friend in the film.
Penelope is an original screenplay from writer Leslie Caveny (Everybody Loves Raymond), and marks the feature film debut of director Mark Palansky. The movie doesn’t hit theatres until February 29, 2008 but the timing for the flick couldn’t be better. With so much focus these days over plastic surgery and celebrities its time for a film to prove that beauty isn’t always perfect. Check back tomorrow as we have a candid interview with Christina Ricci about the film. In the meantime, check out the movie trailer.