80 minutes of my life that I'll never get back! Terrible acting and no storyline.
Miss Pettigrew was a feel-good chick flick. I enjoyed it immensely
British romantic comedy with a happy ending, based on a novel. Typical chick flick, overall too simplistic/naive for me to enjoy it.
Contains extra features such as deleted scenes, interview with the son of the author of the novel, etc.
Amy Adams is very pretty and smiling a lot. Two stars for that.
I lasted 16 mins. Amy Adams has to be the most annoying thing on the planet in this movie.
OK but definitely a girlie film. The fashion was lovely to watch.
What a waste! Amy Adams is wonderful in this and the film picks up every time she comes on screen, but Frances McDormand is seriously miscasted and the film is so badly directed it doesn't even make sense. You're left regretting the wasted opportunity and wasted money.
A lovely old-fashioned 30s-style romantic comedy. I saw this at the cinema in England a few years ago, and was happy to have the chance to see it again. Charming, funny, and a great cast - minor roles for quality actors like Ciaran Hinds, Mark Strong and Shirley Henderson, and Frances McDormand is always terrific. Amy Adams and Lee Pace actually did the singing in this film, and thus proved they are not only solid actors but have musical talent as well. And you can never have too much 1930s glamour. Enjoy!
Not bad but a little tedious with Amy Adams
Nanny McPhee meets Mary Poppins. Love Frances McDormand but she was miscast in this trite fairytale. Ok if you have nothing better to do.
Loved the costumes and sets. The story seemed a bit... I don't know, there was something a bit odd about it, like it was a broadway musical, not a movie. It never seemed quite real, everyone's lines were a bit too pat and the characters were all a bit stereotypical. Still, I enjoyed it.
If you're not crying tears of joy at the end of this film, then i'll eat my laptop! Miss Pettigrew, loses her job and finds her way into the life of an up and coming american actress, who needs some organisational and emotional help with her busy social life! A fast paced film with intricate plot twists and some wonderful characters and period costumes.
Im a fan of Francis McDormand and she does a good job in the this but I found it a silly movie
Ok, not as good as i was hoping for but alright.
I initially thought 'chick flick!' What a shock, I quite enjoyed this one. A very intriguing plot/story line. And things keep on popping up and you go 'Ah hah'. Great movie and interesting ending.
Entertaining in a frivolous way it shows an "ordinary" woman transfered into one desired by a wealthy man through extraordinary circumstances. Good acting by the lead ladys. Very funny.
A little disappointed in this movie
Down and out governess, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew, (Frances McDormand), gets more than she bargains for when she dishonestly gains the position of PA to the seemingly loose living actress/singer, Delysia Lafosse, (Amy Adams). It doesn't take the governess long to realise that her new 'employer' has become both user and victim by making a bucket full of bad choices as she claws her way to stardom. Totally out of her depth, Miss Pettigrew is appalled as it dawns on her that her Job Description entails her solving each disaster created by the ditzy, blonde airhead as before havoc rains down upon her young employers' head.
At first Miss Pettigrew seemed without substance and I felt like giving her a good shake but it comes to the fore as the film advances attesting to Frances McDormands' acting skills.
Delysia Lafosses' voice seriously grates throughout.
OK, even though made in 2008, it was set in like the 1950's and I'd class it more a "drama" than "comedy", OK for those wet days we've been having and only sport on TV...
A lightweight comic period piece with would-be singer, Delysia, brilliantly played by the sparkling Amy Adams, trying to nail a singing contract while juggling three lovers. But she is soon brought down to earth by her newly appointed prim and proper social secretary, Miss Pettigrew, played by Frances McDormand. It is hard to understand why an American actress, best known for her wonderful role as the police woman in 'Fargo', is brought in to play the lead in what is essentially a British comedy. The part, in fact, is very unforgiving and McDormand plays it dead-pan, without a hint of humour. One could imagine what a feast a Julie Walters (Educating Rita) would have made of it.
A pleasant enough souffle seemingly adapted straight from the theatre. FMcD does very well as do the rest of the cast.
A wonderfully entertaining movie. Better than I thought
What an uplifting, life-affirming little gem !
Frances McDermond is superb !
Ideal for a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Basically a bit boring. Not very convincing characters, not wonderful acting, ordinary photography.
Very disappointing. The dialogue was hard to follow as the actors spoke very fast. The comedy was contrived and what could have been an excellent English drama was lost to bad scripting and direction.
The big band music was the best thing about the movie and there wasn't enough music
LOVED IT! One of the best feel good movies I have seen for a while, even considering purchasing this for my own collection. Amy Adams is absolutely adorable and comes out with so many quirky one liners....If you love the Art Deco era, you'll really appreciate the sets and props too.
I absolutely LOVED this movie, one of the best Ive seen for a while. Any Adams was gorgeous with a witty and charasmatic nature. Probably one for the girls and if you love the Art Deco era like I do, you'll love the props and atmosphere of this movie.
Fantastic movie. I had no idea what to expect but my Wife and I could not look away for the entire movie. One of the most intriguing films I have ever seen
Excelllent lighthearted comedy, Amy Adams is brilliant as the ditzy socialite! Loved it all!
Frances Mcdormand is a great actor.Watch this film and marvel at how good this woman is. She is supported by a host of excellent actors and Amy Adams is a wonderful support.
very enjoyable movie of love trumping even the lure of wealth.
If you could get past the grating voice of Delysia (Amy Adams) and persist with this movie past 15 minutes it was actually really good. A Mary Poppins style story but set in the late 1930's with the well meaning Miss Pettigrew dealing out some life lessons to the "young things" of the day. Well worth watching. An absolute bonus was the fantastic sound track of big band and swing.
Thoroughly delightful ! well scripted , clever dialogue
Great performance by all .
best movie for me this year made me cry...dont know why i had my doubts about it however loved every minute of it and i watched it at midnight and kept me awake the whole time.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is an excellent movie. True to the book and the times.
i loved it
Excellent movie. I loved it. She takes any opportunity and runs with it. I loved the ending, where she... you'll just have to watch it for yourself. Its a great movie. I enjoyed it from start to finish. All I will say is she got what she deserves! Frances Mcdormand did a great job in this movie.
A thoroughly enjoyable film along the lines of My Fair Lady. Both female leads are excellent. This is definitely a chic flick though. Beautifully shot, gorgeous clothes and sets and it has a happy ending too. What more could a girl want?
Again far fetch. Feel tired after watching this movie.
A really enjoyable light-hearted movie. Frances McDormand is tremendous as Miss Pettigrew however I found Amy Adams a little bit annoying and not as convincing as the rest of the cast. But apart from that couldn't fault it. A great nostalgic feel good movie.
So slow that I just could not get into it at all.
This movie was slow to start, Amy Adams is absolutely gorgeous but Frances Mcdormand steels the show
Quite enjoyable. Amy Adams really makes this movie.