Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  92 min.
Release Date: March 7, 2008
DVD: August 19, 2008

Current rating: Rating: 4.52
based on 30496 votes and 15 reviews
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Cast: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciarán Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Mark Strong


In 1939, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand), 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 Lafosse (Amy Adams).

Within minutes, Miss Pettigrew finds herself swept into a heady high-society milieu -- and, by the end of the day, discovers her own romantic destiny.

Director: Bharat Nalluri
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Nellie Bellflower, Stephen Garrett
Screenplay: David Magee, Simon Beaufoy
Official Site: www.filminfocus.com/focus-movies/miss-pettigrew/synopsis.php

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  • 5 stars "1000/10, LOVED IT!!!"
  • 3 stars "The dialog is well written. Sort of felt like I was watching Chicago without the music. This sort of movie is for someone that has time to follow a story and likes a feel good story. Not for someone that is in a hurry, with a bunch of talkers, or wants something fast moving."