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Saturday, April 11, 2009

SNMR 6.13: "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"

Tonight's SNMR feature is "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" (2008, PG-13, 92 minutes), starring Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciaran Hinds, Shirley Henderson and Mark Strong. The film was directed by Bharat Nalluri.

PLOT SUMMARY: Set in the days just prior to WWII, Miss Pettigrew (McDormand) is a nanny who has just lost her job and is down on her luck. At an employment agency, she happens to overhear the contact information for a job that's just become available. So she niftily borrows the information. When she's hired as a 'social secretary' for high society singer and actress Delysia LaFosse (Adams), Miss Pettigrew's common sense approach to life brings order and clarity to the hectic lifestyle LaFosse is trying to live and bith women find strength in themselves that they didn't know they had.

MY OPINION: This movie was good but could have been much better. I'm assuming that there was a lot more to the novel on which the film is based, because it seemed like the film was way too short. I love the enthusiasm and energy that Amy Adams brings to her characters and this role is no exception. Frances McDormand was good as was the supporting cast of boyfriends.

This is a movie that has it's moments, but not enough of them.

**½ out of *****



At 22 April, 2009 23:31, Blogger Kayla said...

Thanks for saving me from this one~

At 23 April, 2009 17:17, Blogger green said...

yeah, aside from Amy Adams performance, this movie wasn't as good as the previews led you to believe.


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