The Wilhern family had been cursed by a witch many generations ago, the next girl descendent would bear the curse, it would affected her appearance. The curse forced Penelope (Christina Ricci) to remain secluded in her home with only her parents and staff. Knowing the way to break the curse was to get someone of ‘her own kind‘ to love her, Penelope’s mother, Jessica Wilhern( Catherine O’Hara) tried to find a true blue blood for Penelope to marry. They all ran from her, from the curse, until Max Campion (James McAvoy) found himself interested in her. Not wanting to use her the way others had, he changed the course of his life as she changed her own.
Also starring: Reese Witherspoon, Peter Dinklage and Richard E. Grant as Franklin Wilhern.
A fairy tale style story, hiding away for so many years than finding she may not have needed to. The friends she makes prove to her that it doesn’t matter, and helps her to find the way to break the curse. Fun and playful movie with great characters and a very memorable way of breaking the curse and a good lesson - you just have to believe in yourself. Wonderful for kids, watched it with my own and they really enjoyed it too.
Dec 28, 2008