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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Rated PG-13 for some partial nudity and innuendo.

PG-13 In Theaters 03/7/2008 , 92min.
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Critic score based on 27 reviews

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August 01, 2011
Great great movie. I've watched it many times, and it just gets better and better. I particularly like the performance by Shirley Henderson.
June 15, 2009
Put me to sleep
May 22, 2008
I saw this movie this afternoon with my sister and we both\nthought it was a sweet movie. I give it a B. Not a buyer on\ndvd however, makes a good rental on netflix when available.
May 22, 2008
The only thing we saw was that Frances McDormand must have needed the money.We walked out after 50 minutes.
May 22, 2008
Maybe my expectations were too high but I was a little disappointed with this movie. I thought the story would be more about Miss Pettigrew and less about Amy Adams' character. I guess I was a little turned off by the fact that Delysia was sleeping with 3 different men to get what she wanted. I did enjoy Frances McDormand's character though. She was a very simple, yet honest and caring person who

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
The film's flaws are nothing compared with the pleasures it offers, chiefly in its unapologetic pursuit of old-fashioned sweetness and romance. Full Review
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
Bharat Nalluri directs with a light touch and a great eye for costumes and sets, which are gorgeous enough to make up for any contrivances in the plot. It's pure romantic fantasy, and you won't believe it for a minute. But it's fun to watch Miss Pettigrew and Miss Lafosse live for a couple of hours. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
A good farce is hard to find. Particularly one that holds up for the entirety of the story and keeps us engrossed, while smiling. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a particularly effective and cheeky example. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Adams shines brightly, reinforcing the image she projected in Junebug and enhanced in Enchanted and Charlie Wilson's War. At this time of the year, it's tough to find a more diverting way to spend 90 minutes in a multiplex. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
At least Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day has the good grace to go wrong quickly, you don't have to sit there squirming with doubt. Full Review

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