As Valentine’s Day approaches, what better then a romantic tale for SOUL’s Inspirational Movie of the Month.
Penelope, starring Christina Ricci, is a modern day fairy tale of girl who is cursed. Due to the bad behaviors of her ancestors, Penelope was born with the nose of pig and she is stuck with this nose until she finds love with “one of her own kind.”
But what does that really mean? Love from her “own kind?” Her mother (played by the delightful, Catherine O’Hara) thinks that if she finds Penelope someone of their affluent social status to marry the curse will be broken.
Well, I’m not going to ruin the movie for you, but think Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Remember what Glinda the Good Witch tells Dorothy at the end? That she had the power all along.
Penelope is a perfect little love story to watch with a loved one. And remember first and foremost, that loved one is you.