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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. »


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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Penelope is rated PG: for thematic elements, some innuendo and language.

Cast: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Reese Witherspoon.
Studio: Summit Entertainment / Seville Pictures

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Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci) has a problem -- and it isn't just her appearance. Born with the family curse, a pig snout instead of a human nose, is hard enough,… 
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Why Is Penelope Rated PG?

After her birth, Penelope’s mother becomes obsessive about protecting her daughter from outsiders. In one… 
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