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Starring: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Reese Witherspoon
MPAA Rated: PG
Released By: Summit Entertainment
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Directed By: Mark Palansky
Produced By: Dylan Russell, Jennifer Simpson, Scott Steindorff, Reese Witherspoon

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MPAA Rated - PG

It's 1:42 Long
Release Date: 02/29/08

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The Dude on the Right
Gosh, the synopsis I originally read was such wordy drivel that I almost didn't want to see this movie, then I saw the trailer. Here's what the trailer showed: Christina Ricci is Penolope. She's the daughter of some really rich folks, only she looks like a pig. No, she's not fat, but she's got a face that looks like a pig. Her family, led by Catherine O'Hara, tries to find her a husband, but as much as they offer tons of cash to her would-be suitors, once the boys see her they run for the hills. Sick of being holed up in a mansion and ridiculed, Penolope ends up in the real world, where Annie (Reese Witherspoon) sort of befriends her. She suddenly embraces who she is, becomes a confident woman, and the one dude who actually liked her for who she is, well, you can probably guess they fall in love (at least I'm assuming).

There is some weirdness in the movie, like there is some kind of curse that makes her look like she does, and if she finds love, well, the curse goes away, but the movie looks cute. Sure, it's only rated PG, and it's probably geared for the tween crowd, but I'm a fan of Christina Ricci and a stalker of Reese Witherspoon (who looks fantastic), so as long as this movie opens in major markets, I'll probably try to catch it.

It's being promoted as a fairy tale, where I guess pig-girl becomes a hero.  Sometimes we need that.

That's it for this preview! I'm The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!


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