miss pettigrew lives for a day

the year: 2008

the genre: comedy

the cast: Frances McDormand (Miss Guinivere Pettigrew); Amy Adams (Delysia Lafosse); Ciaran Hinds (Joe Bloomfield); Lee Pace (Michael Pardue); Shirley Henderson (Edythe DuBarry)

the plot: When Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself dismissed from yet another job, an attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.

don't miss: how Michael ended up in jail.

listen for: "Well, will you doggone marry me or will you doggone not?"

count: how many morsels of food Miss Pettigrew eats during the course of the movie.

did you know: Winifred Watson's book was published the fall of 1938 and it became a smash hit. Plans were in the works for a Hollywood film version starring Billie Burke as Miss Pettigrew, but the start of WWII brought those plans to a halt. The publisher re-released the book in 2000 which lead to it being "found" again by Hollywood after 60+ years.

extra bonus points: if you can name the movie series that starred both Ciaran Hinds and Shirley Henderson.

also listen for: "Four's a Crowd"'s a wonderful movie. Who were you?" "The crowd."


Erika said...

This movie really does have the perfect ending. You're so happy for Joe and Gueneviere!

The first time I saw it, I was halfway through the movie when the realization hit--That's Moaning Myrtle! ("I was disTRAUGHT.")

Laney said...

I LOVE Ciaran Hinds *sigh* He plays my favorite Captain Wentworth from Persuasion. I did NOT like him as the bad guy in Race to Witch Mountain. I don't know why but this movie hasn't sold me....I'll need some other persuading to watch it.

Millie Motts said...

Correct - the Harry Potter series.