Monday, October 13, 2008


Upon a recommendation, I rented Penelope. First of all - it has Reese Witherspoon (love her), James McAvoy (not sure what it is - but I like him too), and Christina Ricci (After this, I think she is on the fave actress list). So - the movie has great actors in it to begin with, but also has an interesting story line. (perhaps inspired by 'Ugly Duckling' mixed w/ 'Beauty and the Beast'?) A girl is cursed w/ a pig nose and needs someone to break the curse. There are the usual ingredients - things are not always what they seem, deception, and pining lovers. But it was emotionally engaging, not the same old predictable story line. It was not at all what I expected, and it was fabulous.

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