Goodie Bag holders from the last Haute Market event were treated to a complimentary screening pass to the new movie Penelope before it was out in theaters. I have not had the chance to see the movie but did a little snooping around to see how it is doing. Not as well as a prior fairytale-type movie, by far.

Opening weekend for Penelope was a dismal 4 million, compared to Enchanted which opened at Thanksgiving and pulled in a whopping 34 million.
I’m more likely to see Penelope than Enchanted mainly because Reese Witherspoon and Christina Ricci are some of my favorite young female actresses, and because I had enough of Disney fairy tales to last a lifetime.

The moral to the story of Penelope is that inner beauty is more important than outer beauty. Yeah…that’s true in the real world..HA! While it’s true that young girls should be encouraged to find what’s beautiful within themselves and build upon that…you know damn good and well that if you gave birth to a child a pig nose, you’d be consulting the plastic surgeon before you were decently dressed or ran a comb through your hair. Which, I believe that the story does include such a consult, but the doctors say the nose job isn’t possible. Obviously or there would be no story.

Penelope is a sweet fable with some actors that I consider fun to watch. Plus it’s an underdog at the box office and I like to support the underdog when I can.
If you took advantage of the pre-screening pass, let us know what you thought of the movie!