Friday, May 22, 2009


Have you seen Penelope?

This post comes a bit late seeing as the movie was in theaters over a year ago, but better late than never. It is one of the sweetest films I've seen in a very long time.

Poor Penelope is the victim of a family curse, having been born with the face of a pig. The only way the curse can be broken is if "one of her own kind" accepts her as she is (in matrimony).

Penelope's journey to self-acceptance is absolutely beautiful and completely relateable.

It is a very family-friendly movie with a mere PG rating. There is only one image of a pig-girl that's rather frightening, but there is no cussing (that I recall) and the romance comes in the sweetest of forms. There is also a great moral to this story: "It's not the power of the curse, it's the power you give the curse."

Warning: Jame McAvoy oozes sensuality, but your kids don't need to know that.

As for fashion, you will love Penelope's lovely garments from start to finish. Original, whimsical, and harmonious with the fantastical setting, you will embrace Penelope's style, snout and all.

When I saw it in the theater, I knew it was one I had to own. Oddly, I could not find it at any of the regular department stores. I finally purchased it online at and had it shipped to the store at no extra cost.

See Penelope. You won't be sorry.


Elaine said...

I agree!!! this movie was enjoyable AND the clothes were fabulous! And yes....James McAvoy is too hot to handle...hahahaha

Dina said...

It's not the best movie I've ever seen but there are a lot of better than this.
But the clothes were so pretty

lg nadine

Girly Muse said...

I loved this movie!!! And her clothes! And her room!!!

When she's swinging in that swing in her bedroom at the end...her outfit. I want it.

cheri said...

mmm yes. one of my absolute favorite movies. and i am not ashamed to admit it!

Lydia said...

So, I actually borrowed this movie from a high schooler in our youth group and I'm watching it as we speak for the second time in the last three days.

As you are the inspiration, I just thought you should know.

Jilliebeanie said...

Twice in 3 days!?

Am I correct to assume you like it as much as I do?

I'm so glad there are still sweet movies to be seen...