Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

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Miss Pettigrew is a breezy period comedy carried by the strong performances of Amy Adams and Frances McDormand.

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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 & Crew

Frances McDormand
Miss Pettigrew
Amy Adams
Delysia Lafosse
Ciarán Hinds
Joe
Shirley Henderson
Edythe Dubarry
Christina Cole
Charlotte Warren
Beatie Edney
Mrs. Brummegan
David Magee
Screenwriter
Simon Beaufoy
Screenwriter
Paul Webster
Executive Producer
John de Borman
Cinematographer
Sarah Greenwood
Production Design
Barney Pilling
Film Editor
Paul Englishby
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Critic Reviews for Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

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Audience Reviews for Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

  • Jul 11, 2010
    I enjoyed this movie. Frances McDormand plays a down-on-her-luck governess who finds work as the social secretary for a ditsy actress. They are just what each other needs.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2010
    There is only one reason to see this, ah, happy little movie: the growth of the relationship between Frances McDormand and Ciarán Hinds. That part of the movie is beautifully done. The rest of it, however, is a bit of a wash. For McDormand and Hinds, this is a wonderful love story that rings very true. For all the rest of it, well, I guess it's a kind of fluffy window dressing. It's as if there are two movies being shown at the same time.
    Lanning : Super Reviewer
  • Jan 24, 2010
    Lee Pace and Amy Adams give their usually cute performances while Frances McDormand proves yet again that she can pull any film by its coat tails.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 14, 2009
    This was a alright movie. Francis McDormand and Amy Adams play two very different characters who are actually similar in certain ways. And this allows them to help each other make very important changes in their lives over the course of a very frentic day. Adams flies around the sceen at a breathless, breakneck place, while McDormand is somber and earnest as she gets swept up into the bright lights and parties of high society. It's brief and fluffy and not a bad way to spend a bit of your time.
    Lewis C Super Reviewer

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