In Penelope, Max is hired by Lemon, a mischievous and eager tabloid reporter who wants a photograph of the mysterious title character. He hires Max to pose as a prospective suitor to get the shot. Soon, though, this handsome, down-on-his luck gambler finds he falling for Penelope.
Max: All Halloween I've been running into someone I used to know. Penelope: [wearing a pig mask] This someone - she meant a lot to you? Max: Yes, yes she did. Penelope: What happened? Max: I couldn't give her what she wanted. Penelope: What did she want? Max: To be free.