Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

 (1,472)7.11 h 32 min2008X-RayPG-13
HD. A British nanny finds herself engaged as a social secretary to a lively American actress in this comedy.
Bharat Nalluri
Frances McDormandAmy AdamsLee Pace
English [CC]
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Ciaran HindsShirley HendersonMark Strong
Nellie BellflowerStephen Garrett
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jacintaReviewed in the United States on June 2, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
one of my favorite movies of all time.
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Quirky and a bit playful, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day captured my heart. While Amy Adams was a delight to watch in her role as Delysia, the brightest star in this film is Frances Mcdormand. Following the life of a woman who has been colored by the wisdom of having survived one world war, now on the cusp of another, she gives a performance that is both heartfelt and sincere.

As a survivor of the romantic comedy era it was a breath of fresh air to see a movie like this, only just falling into the genre while still maintaining a certain dignity, featuring a strong older woman who is neither weak nor helpless. Absolutely love this film.
33 people found this helpful
Jesse ContiReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant - Hilarious - Heart Warming - You will laugh, you will cry, you will watch it again.
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I can't decide who i love more in this movie. Francis McDormand is brilliant as the heroic, tragic but indomitable Miss Pettigrew while Amy Adams is utterly charming as the hilariously scandalous Delysia. Kudos also to all the other cast members who made this movie so memorable, especially Shirley Henderson as Edythe and Ciaran Hinds as Joe.
19 people found this helpful
Tina the S.Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Miss Pettigre Lives For A day (Widescreen &...
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Thirties lovers will love the set, props, clothing. The Plot is tough and sweet at the same time. Heroine is tough, with a heart of gold, who can spot phoney idiots immediately. A true sweet love of an honest woman who refused to compromise her values, even to survive. A modern fairy tale for older women who might feel life beyond age 25 is over for them, but who finds True Love by virtue of simply being true to hetself. A nice tale for women, especially women who might feel that life has passed them by. There is always hope for those who are strong, resourceful and true to bring who they are, despite fashionable societal behavioral, but phonry, norms of any time in history.
27 people found this helpful
R.S.Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Breath of Cinematic Fresh Air!
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What a delightful ride through a day in these superbly crafted character’s lives! This is real cinema at its finest... perfectly casted, well-written, wonderfully directed, fresh story line, and a visual feast that takes you back in time. Amy and Frances are amazing together, and all the other cast are solid in their own right, and also add to the actress chemistry that is alive between them. We were so glad we purchased this dvd as we haven’t had this much fun watching a film in so long and will be excited to do so again. More movies like this please! Highly recommend giving this a watch if you haven’t yet. Bonus features were fun too!
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SanJoseReviewed in the United States on July 18, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Wonderful love story with fine acting, delicious humor and underlying pathos
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A bright, witty, drab and destitute woman of a certain age, Miss Pettigrew (the always brilliant Francis McDormand) begins working as a social secretary and girl Friday for the glamorous and incandescent Delysia Lafosse, kept young woman, actress and singer (Amy Adams). Within 24 hours Miss Pettigrew and Delysia become fast friends and confidents as they juggle Delysia's lovers, attend a lingerie luncheon and end up at the club where Dylesia performs. A poignant love story also unfolds for Miss Pettigrew. We're provided a cultural snapshot of pre-War London culture. Social, economic, and sexual mores of men and women are cleverly illustrated as we tag along with Delysia and Miss Pettigrew during their day together. I recommend using closed captioning as the dialogue is fast and witty and you don't want to miss a word! I found the lingerie fashion show hilarious!
7 people found this helpful
N. CerfReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Clever, Fast-Paced Rom-Com
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Far too easily overlooked, "Miss Pettigrew" is really a return to an almost classic screwball style of comedy. Not quite that manic, it is very entertaining with a good deal of heart. Amy Adams steals the show, but she couldn't do it without fantastic support from Francis McDormand and Lee Pace. A great little romance for movegoers who haven't given up on the joys of dialog and genuine wit.
10 people found this helpful
Travel Write HerReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Reminiscent of a good vintage 1940's film
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Such an adorable and fun movie! Frances McDormand gives a delightful performance as Miss Pettigrew, an indigent but quite sagacious and resourceful lady's maid who seems to possess almost magical powers (and a VERY credible British accent!) Amy Adams adds the perfect amount of American spice and sass to make the film enjoyable from start to finish. Great choice for a Girls' Wine and Movie night or a Just Me and a Bowl of Popcorn night.
7 people found this helpful
David BowerReviewed in the United States on February 22, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Caution, It Will Capture Your Heart!
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I will carefully avoid all spoilers but can say this is a movie about second chances that leaves you feeling good about life and living. Set in London in the 30's, the movie tells a touching story about the lives of two women. One of the high points in the movie for me came with the singing of "If I Didn't Care." I can remember when that song was popular and remembered all of the words as it was beautifully sung toward the end of the movie. If you're too young to remember it from the 30's I suspect you'll still find it a beautiful song performed with compelling drama.

We viewed this movie having no knowledge of what it was all about but within the first 10 minutes were completely hooked on the characters and the action. The rather strange assortment of characters all work together to produce a very satisfying and fulfilling screen experience that is worthy of repeated viewings.

We gladly add this movie to our collection of family friendly classics that we plan on watching again and again.
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