The Pig Picture

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The trailer for Penelope (due in theaters April 6) has hit the ‘Net, but you’re likely to come away disappointed after watching it. The movie is a sort of grown-up fairy tale about its titular character (played by Christina Ricci), a girl born with the face of a pig who’s on a quest for societal acceptance. It looks charming and Burton-esque (think Edwina Piggynose), but there’s a catch: we only see Penelope from behind or with her face covered.

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Not allowing us to see the prosthetic nose is clearly an attempt to drum up curiosity. But then attending the film becomes a risk on the part of the potential ticket-buyers. What if her pig nose looks totally wack? What if it’s all a ruse and it isn’t a pig nose at all? If I detect prosthesis, I’m totally asking for my money back.

[Penelope on Yahoo! Movies]