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Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day

(DVD - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day
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In 1939 London, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew is a middle-aged governess who finds herself once again unfairly dismissed from her job. Now she must seize the day if she wants a job. She does this by intercepting an employment assignment outside of her comfort level as social secretary. Arriving at a penthouse apartment for the interview, Miss Pettigrew is catapulted into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse. Suddenly, Miss Pettigrew finds herself swept into the world of high society. Within hours she is living it up. Taking the social secretary designation to heart, she tries to help her new friend Delysia navigate both a love life and career. This is complicated by the three men in Delysia's life: devoted pianist Michael, intimidating nightclub owner Nick, and impressionable junior impresario Phil. Miss Pettigrew herself is unexpectedly drawn to the gallant Joe, a successful designer who is tenuously engaged to haughty fashion maven Edythe - the one person who senses that the new social secretary may be out of her element and schemes to undermine her. Over the next 24 hours, Guinevere and Delysia will empower each other to discover their romantic destinies.
Title: Miss Pettigrew lives for a day
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Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Keylight Entertainment Group ; Kudos Productions Ltd. ; produced by Nellie Bellflower, Stephen Garrett ; screenplay by David Magee and Simon Beaufoy ; directed by Bharat Nalluri
Notes: Widescreen and full frame formats
Based on the novel by Winifred Watson
Special features include: deleted scenes; Making an unforgettable day; Miss Pettigrew's long trip to Hollywood
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: In 1939 London, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew is a middle-aged governess who finds herself once again unfairly dismissed from her job. Now she must seize the day if she wants a job. She does this by intercepting an employment assignment outside of her comfort level as social secretary. Arriving at a penthouse apartment for the interview, Miss Pettigrew is catapulted into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse. Suddenly, Miss Pettigrew finds herself swept into the world of high society. Within hours she is living it up. Taking the social secretary designation to heart, she tries to help her new friend Delysia navigate both a love life and career. This is complicated by the three men in Delysia's life: devoted pianist Michael, intimidating nightclub owner Nick, and impressionable junior impresario Phil. Miss Pettigrew herself is unexpectedly drawn to the gallant Joe, a successful designer who is tenuously engaged to haughty fashion maven Edythe - the one person who senses that the new social secretary may be out of her element and schemes to undermine her. Over the next 24 hours, Guinevere and Delysia will empower each other to discover their romantic destinies.
Branch Call Number: DVD Comedy MISS
Credits: Director of photography, John de Borman ; editor, Barney Pilling ; music, Paul Englishby ; costume designer, Michael O'Connor ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood.
Performers: Amy Adams, David Alexander, Clare Clifford, Christina Cole, Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds, Sarah Kants, Frances McDormand, Lee Pace, Tom Payne, Mark Strong.
System Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) and widescreen (2.35:1) presentations; Dolby Digital
Other Language: English or dubbed French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Social secretaries England London Drama Women entertainers Drama Man-woman relationships England London Drama Women Social life and customs Drama London (England) Drama Secretarios sociales Inglaterra London Teatro. bidex Actrices Inglaterra London Teatro. bidex
Genre/Form: Feature films
Romantic comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Comedy films
Topical Term: Social secretaries
Women entertainers
Man-woman relationships
Women
Secretarios sociales
Actrices
Publisher No: 62102017 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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Jul 27, 2014
  • franna rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

just a little silly

May 21, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Marvelously acted romantic comedy with wonderful turns by Francis Mc Dormand who is great in any role she plays, and Amy Adams always a delight. The authenticity of the era of the 1930's is captured in all it's splendor, and the story moves along nicely and provides the viewer with a fun experience.

Jan 26, 2014
  • pegasus71 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

A silly and insipid British farce that wastes the talents of Frances McDormand and has Amy Adams acting her part as if she were trying to channel Marilyn Monroe. 30 minutes was all I could take of this forgettable wannabe comedy.

Jan 16, 2014
  • hania4987 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I did not realize until listening to the interviews in the bonus features that this book was actually written in the 1930's and its first film contract was signed in 1941 but never filmed. They captured to look of the times, the actors were all great; but the script got a little somber at times (a huge deviation from the book). It's a combination Cinderella / Mary Poppins story and a lot of fun!

Jan 15, 2014
  • Indoprincess rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

It froze my computer. Period piece with nice costumes, but story line was rather flat.

Sep 27, 2012
  • thongd4me rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best romantic comedies I've seen in a long time - F. McDormand is an incredible actress - playing a policewoman in Fargo and now this - there's nothing she can't do

Sep 12, 2012
  • 8217549 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

good chick flick. very funny. makes you feel good

Aug 15, 2012
  • ser_library rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

good acting and wonderful costumes.... watch the first 30 mn and then skim

Jul 28, 2012
  • oneal_99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this movie so much! This whole day of hers she didnt eat nothing expect 2 cucumbers! :( lol and Joe was perfect for her! <3 It was so fun to watch and the conversation was kept interesting and fast moving.

Oct 21, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I found this movie to be quite good, it is well scripted and wonderfully acted, and Amy Adams does a fantastic job as usual. I would recommend this to fans of off beat romantic comedies.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 23, 2011
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Apr 01, 2009
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Mar 31, 2009
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An out-of-work governess stumbles into the job of social secretary for a glamourous entertainer.
Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Ciaran Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Mark Strong, Lee Pace.
MPAA rating PG-13 some partial nudity and innuendo.

Oct 21, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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 Lafosse.

Mar 31, 2009
  • Michael rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

So, what's this movie about?

Amongst other things - it's about discovering what's truly right and best for you - and being authentic to one's self.

It's also a story that explores the different notions of love - what we do in love - and who we end up with.

And finally, it's about people making choices, about making the right moral decisions in the midst of a complex set of circumstances - and living with the consequences.

And that's an eternal dilemma that we can all relate to - young and old.

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Oct 21, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Jun 23, 2011
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Nudity and innuendo

Apr 01, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Suggested off screen. Partial nudity.

Mar 31, 2009
  • Michael rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: none

Mar 31, 2009
  • Michael rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: none

Mar 31, 2009
  • Michael rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: sex is alluded to but not shown

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Oct 21, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Guinevere Pettigrew: I'm afraid I walked in on your guest in his state of nature. I fear that I have outraged his sense of propriety.
Delysia: Oh no, Phil doesn't have one of those.
Guinevere Pettigrew: He's a much bigger boy than I had anticipated.
Delysia: [giggles] Oh you noticed that too.

Oct 21, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Guinevere Pettigrew: Mrs. Brummegen was, well, fond of the sherry, if you take my meaning. As a vicar's daughter I found her rather difficult.
Miss Holt: She found you rather difficult, Miss Pettigrew, and that is, I'm afraid, a recurring theme.
Guinevere Pettigrew: A person can change.
Miss Holt: I haven't seen any sign of that.
Guinevere Pettigrew: She could stop drinking.
Miss Holt: ...Our clients don't adapt to suit your needs, Miss Pettigrew. You adapt to them.

Oct 21, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Joe Blumfield: Are you all right?
Guinevere Pettigrew: Yes. Well, to take another woman's escort.
Joe Blumfield: You didn't take me. I took you. I'm sure Edythe can cope. What happened to that particularly beautiful scarf you were wearing at the fashion show?
Guinevere Pettigrew: What are you talking about?
Joe Blumfield: Despite your most elegant transformation, the body is still the same.
Guinevere Pettigrew: Mr. Blumfield!
Joe Blumfield: As are the eyes. Most fetching if I may say.

Mar 31, 2009
  • Michael rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Joe Blumfield: I've been looking for you all night, and I believe, all of my life. If you'll have me.

Delysia: We're going to war, aren't we?
Guinevere Pettigrew: Yes we are. And that is why you must not waste a second of this precious life. Listen to me. Once I too had ambitions. Not your grand ones, simple ambitions. Marriage, children and a house of our own. He died, in the mud in France. A good, solid man. You would call him dull, no doubt, but he smiled whenever he saw me and we could've built a life on that. Your heart knows the truth, Delysia. Trust it.

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Oct 21, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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