This month, I have yet to see more wonderful films. (So far, I’ve only seen Meet the Spartans but despite the fact that I had a fun time laughing while watching it, I just couldn’t put it in my wonderful category). But really, I hope the movies in my watch list turn out to be wonderful like the former three. Untraceable, for one. Then, there’s Cloverfield.
And Penelope. Yes, Penelope. (Promise me you’ll not laugh but I’m such a sucker for romantic tales. In fact, I never get tired of watching - or shedding tears while watching Scarlet Letter, Pride and Prejudice, Memoirs Of A Geisha, Last Of The Mohicans, to name a few, over and over again). I’m relatively positive that Penelope would fill my “romantic tales” need. Do you know why?
Because Penelope is a tale about love, betrayal, courage and friendship. It’s a story of a young girl named Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci), who is under a family curse that can only be broken if she finds love. So with her wealthy parents’ attempt at breaking the curse, she found herself in a frustrating situation of meeting suitors who seem more interested with her dowry rather than with her. And then she met Max (James McAvoy), a handsome down-on-his luck gambler who eventually falls in love with her but who betrays her with his sudden disappearance. Shattered by this betrayal, Penelope finally found the courage to break free from her family, to find adventure and live her life on her own terms and to become the person she’s meant to be.
Now, isn't that reason enough to get interested? Although I have a fair idea how it’s going to end, I just can't wait to see it and see how the story unfolds before my very eyes.