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      Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

      PG-13 Released Mar 7, 2008 1h 32m Romance Comedy Drama List An In-Depth Breakdown of 'Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day' An In-Depth Breakdown of 'Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day' 15:03 View more videos
      78% Tomatometer 152 Reviews 71% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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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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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: B+ Feb 18, 2012 Full Review Hank Sartin Time Out Rated: 4/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: C+ Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day reminds us why Golden Age cinema works, why those perfect endings were perfect, and why sometimes knowing with whom everyone will end up delights rather than feels predictable. Rated: 4/4 Sep 6, 2023 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins An engaging yet desperately generic feel-good dramedy. Rated: 4/10 Nov 28, 2020 Full Review Ali Jawetz PopMatters Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, provides pleasant respite in these times of doom and gloom. Rated: 7/10 Nov 20, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      B J Delightful in every way. Fun, feel good movie with enough gravitas to reflect London on the precipice of WWII, which nevertheless does nothing to dampen the irrepressible, indomitable spirit of the characters. Great performances by an amazing cast. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/31/23 Full Review robert p I just love Francis McDorman she can do no wrong and she has one Academy Award (at least one) but she always get's rave review and thus my *4* star rating for this film!!!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is the perfect chocolate caramel in your box of Godiva chocolates - maybe expected, but a delight nonetheless. Every actor is on their comedic toes. The sets and costumes are lush. The drama is calculated. It all ends exactly the way you want it to, for the best. Sometimes you need something perfectly simple and delicious - this movie is it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review steve d Too lighthearted for its own good but Adams makes it well worth a watch. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Shari H Sweet and fun. A nice little theatrical piece Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/14/20 Full Review Audience Member I love this film for the hope it offers to the downtrodden Miss Pettigrew and the millions like her looking for one last chance. It's part farce, part moral indictment, not unlike the best of Capra, with McDormand and Adams at their most charming. What a joy! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Bharat Nalluri
      Producer
      Nellie Bellflower, Stephen Garrett
      Screenwriter
      David Magee, Simon Beaufoy
      Distributor
      Focus Features
      Production Co
      Shine Pictures, Focus Features, Keylight Productions, Kudos Productions
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Partial Nudity|Innuendo)
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 7, 2008, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 22, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $12.3M
      Runtime
      1h 32m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby SRD
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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