is a fairy tale about a curse put on her -- she was born with
a terrible pig snout for a nose.
After her secret is out, the family arranges
suitors to drop by, with the promise that one of them can marry
her. But after just one look, they all run fleeing in terror.
There are no surprises about what happens
next, but it's hard not to enjoy some of the ugly duckling story
about learning to feel comfortable in your own skin and like
the way you are.
A young woman with a pig nose must find
true love in this fractured fairy tale of sorts.
Christina Ricci shines but the script does
not, as a promising story goes from interesting to just plain
. . . well plain.
The allegory is obvious, and the outcome
predictable, but it is still average viewing for the love struck
This is a "once upon a time,"
modern-day twisty fairy tale.
The story revolves around a young wealthy
woman who's the victim of a family curse and must find a man
who loves her faithfully so the spell can be removed from her
is Beauty and the Beast, with both looking of the same person
and with the twist at the end completing the fairy tale.