To Watch or Not To Watch

Reviewing movies I've watched lately so that you know what's up.
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008) 92 Minutes
Comedy/Romance
Starring: Amy Adams, Frances McDormand, Lee Pace
Director: Bharat Nalluri
Plot: Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
  IMDb Rating 7.0/10 
My Rating: 7.0/10
Highlights: A rather enjoyable movie. I wouldn’t describe it as the best movie all year (or all of 2008) or the best movie I watched in a long time, but it was fun and light and exciting. The cinematography was stunning. For such a little known film, it had technical points that surprised me. The choreography of the actors was even beautiful to watch. Just watch the way in which the characters move, and when they move.. It’s gorgeous. The writing as well had it’s high points. Or maybe, just the delivery. The actors are all well conditioned and played perfectly. I loved how the movie actually took place over a single day. It made it feel like a fast movie, which being 92 minutes, it was, but felt like a half hour. Which kind of sucked because once it was over it was all.. crap I want more! I’d classify this movie in the same folder with Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. It just made me feel… like I was floating. In a weird sense… haha
Fun Facts: 
Frances McDormand's character Guinevere Pettigrew claims to be raised by a clergyman, when in real life, McDormand's adoptive father is Canadian minister Vernan McDormand. 
Winifred Watson's book was published the fall of 1938 and it became a smash hit. Plans were in the works for a Hollywood film version starring Billie Burke as Miss Pettigrew, but the start of WWII brought those plans to a halt. The publisher re-released the book in 2000 which lead to it being “found” again by Hollywood after 60+ years.
Favourite Quote: “Doggone, yes.”
Favourite Scene: The scene where Miss Pettigrew is talking about how much she loves her scarf with Joe, who made the scarf, and she doesn’t know it, and also the scene with the cigar, and the scene with the elevator, both beautifully played out.
Things not to miss: Lee Pace and Amy Adams singing together. :)
Opening Weekend: $2,490,942 (USA) (9 March 2008) (535 Screens)

Gross: $16,051,363 (Worldwide) (25 January 2009)

Source for unknown information: IMDb

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008) 92 Minutes

Comedy/Romance

Starring: Amy Adams, Frances McDormand, Lee Pace

Director: Bharat Nalluri

Plot: Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.

  IMDb Rating 7.0/10 

My Rating: 7.0/10

Highlights: A rather enjoyable movie. I wouldn’t describe it as the best movie all year (or all of 2008) or the best movie I watched in a long time, but it was fun and light and exciting. The cinematography was stunning. For such a little known film, it had technical points that surprised me. The choreography of the actors was even beautiful to watch. Just watch the way in which the characters move, and when they move.. It’s gorgeous. The writing as well had it’s high points. Or maybe, just the delivery. The actors are all well conditioned and played perfectly. I loved how the movie actually took place over a single day. It made it feel like a fast movie, which being 92 minutes, it was, but felt like a half hour. Which kind of sucked because once it was over it was all.. crap I want more! I’d classify this movie in the same folder with Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. It just made me feel… like I was floating. In a weird sense… haha

Fun Facts: 

  • Frances McDormand's character Guinevere Pettigrew claims to be raised by a clergyman, when in real life, McDormand's adoptive father is Canadian minister Vernan McDormand. 
  • Winifred Watson's book was published the fall of 1938 and it became a smash hit. Plans were in the works for a Hollywood film version starring Billie Burke as Miss Pettigrew, but the start of WWII brought those plans to a halt. The publisher re-released the book in 2000 which lead to it being “found” again by Hollywood after 60+ years.

Favourite Quote: “Doggone, yes.”

Favourite Scene: The scene where Miss Pettigrew is talking about how much she loves her scarf with Joe, who made the scarf, and she doesn’t know it, and also the scene with the cigar, and the scene with the elevator, both beautifully played out.

Things not to miss: Lee Pace and Amy Adams singing together. :)

Opening Weekend: $2,490,942 (USA) (9 March 2008) (535 Screens)

Gross: $16,051,363 (Worldwide) (25 January 2009)

Source for unknown information: IMDb

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