Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day

Over the weekend we saw "Julie and Julia". I really enjoyed it, because I love cooking and I love Julia Child. I have those things in common with Julie Powell, who wrote the book. I also loved Amy Adams playing Julie Powell. I would pay a million bucks (if I had it) to look like Amy Adams!

Seeing Amy Adams reminded me of another movie I saw, which has received little attention in the wake of all the movies she has made recently. It's called "Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day". It stars Amy Adams and Frances McDormand. They are both wonderful in this movie! It was funny. It was touching. I loved the period look of it... from the 1930s. The clothes, the cars, the interiors. It was so much fun! Amy Adams sparkled, was endearing and funny all at once. Frances McDormand did what she does best... from understated humor to downright slapstick.




I feel I was lucky to see it. It was a British/American production that didn't run in many of the giant cine-plexes. When we lived near Philadelphia, there was a small independent theater that we were lucky enough to live close to. It showed the best little movies. I miss it terribly.

Anyway, if you haven't seen "Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day" and your tastes are anything like mine, you should see it.

5 comments:

Natalie said...

Loved both movies.
Wish we could have seen them together... I would just love to run a theater and pop fresh pop corn and have a crying room, and only show movies I like ;-)

judy in ky said...

That theater we used to go to in Ambler PA comes pretty close to what you describe. It showed the best movies...

rachel said...

I haven't seen the film, but the book is wonderful! How sad to think that the author died in obscurity here in Newcastle!

judy in ky said...

Rachel, I didn't know that about the author. It is sad.

I also liked the book "I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith. As far as I know, she isn't well known, except for writing "The Hundred and One Dalmations". I read it was inspired by her own Dalmation, named Pongo. Have you read "I Capture the Castle"? They made a movie from that too.

Zane said...

i also loved both movie......This is a wonderful movie. it is funny movie.i really enjoyed this movie.....The costumes is very pretty.. I download Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day movie from this website...