In this modern-day romantic tale, Penelope is about a young girl’s inspiring journey, a mysterious family secret, and the power of love. With all odds against her, in order for Penelope to break the family curse, she must find true love with “one of her own kind”. Penelope Wilhern, born to wealthy socialites, is afflicted by the Wilhern spell that can only be broken when she finds love. Hidden away in her family’s estate, the lonely girl meets a string of suitors in her parents’ futile attempt to break the curse. Each eligible bachelor is enamored with Penelope and her sizable dowry; until her curse is revealed. Lemon, a mischievous and eager tabloid reporter, wants a photograph of the mysterious Penelope and hires Max to pose as a prospective suitor to get the shot. The handsome down-on-his luck gambler finds himself falling for Penelope, but cannot bring himself to give her what she wants. Fed up by this latest betrayal and determined to live life on her own terms, Penelope breaks …
User Reviews: I saw this at a preview and really enjoyed this movie. It’s a wonderful take on the common theme of accepting who you are, not what you are.
Although aimed at tweens/teens, it has elements which also makes this entertaining for adults. It has great visual appeal, slapstick humor as well as clever writing throughout.
This movie deserves to be successful and it’s best promotional vehicle will be word of mouth.
It is well cast and Cristina Ricci, as the main character, is instantly engaging.
A fun movie for all !