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.