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Still shot from the movie: Penelope.

Penelope

Because she was born with the nose of a pig, Penelope's parents (Catherine O'Hara and Richard E. Grant) have kept her in seclusion. It is a reversible curse - on condition of finding a man who will love her despite her face. However, as the young woman (Christina Ricci) begins looking for a suitor, she discovers most people in the real world are quick to judge by appearances. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Theater Release: 28 Feb 2008
Video Release: 14 Jul 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In what ways can a parent’s attitude about a child’s handicap influence the way the challenge is met? Does Penelope’s mother’s protective approach help or hinder her daughter?

How can one person’s courage inspire others? What effect does Penelope’s decision to leave home have on Max and Lemon?

What does Penelope learn about self-esteem? What impact does her belief in herself have on the way she deals with life?

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