• Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Release Date: March 7th, 2008

DVD Release Date: August 19th, 2008

PG-13 |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

It's 1939 and governess Guinevere Pettigrew finds herself out of work and on the bread line. Middle-aged and running out of options, Miss Pettigrew takes an uncharacteristic gamble when, after being refused work at an employment agency,she steals the details of a juicy assignment and pursues the job herself.

Cast: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciarán Hinds, Mark Strong, Shirley Henderson, Clare Clifford, Christina Cole

Director: Bharat Nalluri

Genres: Romantic comedy, Comedy drama

Production Co: Shine Pictures, Focus Features, Keylight Productions, Kudos Productions

Keywords: Deception, Love, London, Hotel, Friendship, Love triangle, 1930s, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Ruthe SteinSan Francisco Chronicle

    Frothy and exuberantly entertaining - in part because of the sexual innuendoes - it's the best romantic comedy so far this year. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Sustains itself through terrific forward momentum and two glorious star turns by gifted actresses Frances McDormand and Amy Adams. show more

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    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. show more

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