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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

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Kerry Brown

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
92 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/07/08
performer:
Frances McDormand
director:
Bharat Nalluri
distributor:
Focus Features
author:
Simon Beaufoy, David Magee
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a C+

Amy Adams plays a bubbly American actress who takes on the frumpy ex-governess Miss Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) as her social secretary, then drags her new hire along on a whirlwind London day during which the ingenue bounces between three different men. Let’s just hope the film — based on the 1938 novel by Winifred Watson — doesn’t take that title too literally. (March 7)