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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008) (2008)

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
6.8 Rating
(211 ratings)
7.1 IMDB rating

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Amy Adams Amy Adams
David Alexander David Alexander
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Clare Clifford Clare Clifford
Christina Cole Christina Cole
Charlotte Warren
Stephanie Cole Stephanie Cole
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Beatie Edney Beatie Edney
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David Magee David Magee
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Simon Beaufoy Simon Beaufoy


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Making your luck

11 years, 9 months ago at Oct 27 17:06
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I remember seeing the preview for this movie this past winter, and thinking it looked interesting. But what I saw was nothing like what I'd expected. Francis and Amy did an incredible job of pulling my interest throughout the story, and the setting was one that I find quite fascinating--England in the late thirties.

Francis's character is easy to empathise with, even if Amy's is n... read more

Every Woman Will Have Her Day.

10 years, 8 months ago at Nov 23 21:23
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''Not everything comes along just when we want it. There are times when decisions just have to be made, or you certainly will miss out.''

Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafos... read more

A charming movie

9 years, 10 months ago at Sep 22 6:20
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To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this movie but since I always had a weak spot for Frances McDormand, I thought I might check it out. Next to her, Amy Adams was playing the other lead and that’s something that worried me at first. Nowadays, Amy Adams is probably one of the most heralded actresses at work and it shouldn’t take much longer before she wins her first Academ... read more
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Guinevere Pettigrew lands a job as the assistant of an aspiring American actress and gets swept up in a dizzying world of glamour and high society.
Release date: 7 March 2008
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"First viewing - Feb. 10th I remember enjoying the trailers for this back when it came out and I'd intended to watch it, but for whatever reason I wound up missing it entirely. I'm glad I finally caught up with it now, as I really enjoyed the story and the characters. It never crosses the line of greatness for me, but it's a good, fun film that I might watch again down the road."

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"A painful unfunny screwball comedy set in 1930's London. With questionable acting, two-dimensional characters and the flimsiest of all possible plots, the only thing that can save the movie would be very deft direction but even that is sadly lacking. Amy Adams plays the typical air head blonde Delysia who is wacky and ditzy and has several men on the go but that doesn't make her character funny. Frances McDormand as Miss Pettigrew is a capable actress but her British accent is woeful here. Nosta"

JxSxPx posted a review 3 years, 2 months ago

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

“Giddy and buoyant, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a modern day variation of a screwball comedy. Picturing players like Carole Lombard as Delysia, Marie Dressler as Miss Pettigrew, and Robert Taylor as Michael should give you an idea about the type of movie we’re talking about. It’s full-throttle and completely committed to its artifice, and that’s not a bad thing even if it doesn’t add up to a lot.   Movies and movie stars can get by with a lot of charm, and if awards were given out for charm then Miss Pettigrew would topple Titanic for the most Oscars a film has ever won. Not to say that it’s adherence to joy and warmth is without its own merits, it’s just that it evaporates from the mind and doesn’t linger in the way that classic screwball comedies do. Think of Lombar” read more

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