Source: Catholic News Service
Likable romantic fairy tale about an otherwise beautiful London heiress (Christina Ricci) who, as the result of an ancestral curse, was born with a pig's snout and who, with the help of her domineering mother (Catherine O'Hara) and diffident father (Richard E. Grant) must avoid exposure by a tabloid reporter (Peter Dinklage) while searching for the man whose love can lift the spell, the two main candidates being an upper-class twit (Simon Woods) and a warm-hearted musician (James McAvoy) with a gambling problem. Director Mark Palansky's film establishes its unlikely premise quite successfully and offers some valuable observations about skin-deep beauty and self-acceptance, but the plot lags in places and the groundwork for a convincing central relationship is never really completed. Occasional crass language and innuendo, and suicide and adultery references. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
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