Parent reviews for Penelope

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Common Sense says

age 10+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 23 reviews

age 14+

Great for teens and up

Great message about loving yourself regardless of appearances. Funny and cute. No serious language.

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age 11+

Really Enjoyed This Movie!

I think this movie is perfect for tweens and maybe a little younger! While the movie had a few bad words and some innuendos, I think it is okay for tweens to start being exposed to these things a little bit while still keeping the majority of the content appropriate. (they really are the tiniest bits in the movie) There are some reviews for this movie I was reading and I think they are overreacting quite a bit. It is really well made and I love how unique it is! I was actually really glad I found it because it really is the perfect balance for my pre-teens. Would highly recommend it to anyone!

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 7+

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age 13+

Some language/ innuendo problems

If you want to watch this with your family, be advised: there is mild language (d**n, s**t). the one-eyed guy flips the bird, and at the very beginning, our kids were trying to figure out how a Wilhelm couple could have a baby that was really a Jones. I don't think this is really for younger kids at all. My 16yo didn't appreciate the language either, which seemed out of place in an otherwise cutesy show. I don't think the director exactly knew who his/her target audience was; this was part "Mirror, Mirror"and part "Fools Rush In". We mostly enjoyed it, but sometimes we were just hanging on to see how the story ended.

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Too much swearing
age 18+

Penelope

This is an awesome movie--great moral values (love yourself the way you are, etc.) it faces several issues which are prevalent in our society today such as vanity and selfishness, however, I would say it is intended for an older youth audience despite following many fairy tale conventions. Crude language is used and hand gestures (Peter Dinklage--hillarious!). All in all, a terrific movie, but generally not meant for childrens' eyes.

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Too much swearing
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age 11+

The Perfect Pre-Teen Girl Power Movie

My 13 year-old saw this movie when she was 11 and it was the perfect pre-teen film for her to see. I found it just when I'd given up hope of finding an appropriate movie for her age. I'd been lamenting that there was nothing between little kid movies and inappropriate PG-13 films for her to see. Penelope is the perfect answer to this dilemma! Enjoy!

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age 10+

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Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
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age 7+

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Too much swearing
Great messages
age 2+
The movie teaches kids to believe in theirselves.

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age 11+

Charming and heartfelt!

What a totally cute flick this was! It's got an original storyline and it definitely keeps you watching. The "scary" parts in this film I think are meant to be comedy, that's why I think it should have been rated PG-13. Young kids don't know what is comedy and what isn't, in these types of movies. I absolutely adored Penelope (Christina Ricci is awesome), and even with her pig nose, she is beautiful! Good messages throughout - It doesn't matter what you look like, there is ALWAYS someone out there who will love you for YOU. Be yourself, nothing more.