Saturday, November 21, 2009

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Tonight I was in the mood for a period movie so I saw this one listed on HBO on Demand; I saw that Amy Adams and Frances McDormand were the two lead characters and thought I would give it a try. What a cute whimsical movie that keeps moving. Kind of reminds me of Victor/Victoria.

Part of Plot Cursey of IMDB: War threatens London as Miss Pettigrew (Frances McDormand), a destitute governess, filches a client's card from her agency and presents herself at the door of singer Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams). Delysia wants a social secretary as she seeks a West End role by sleeping with a feckless producer in the bed of Nick, a smarmy nightclub owner with whom she also dallies. She ignores Michael, her piano player, who loves her and has tickets for New York on the Queen Mary. Miss Pettigrew's job is to make sure Delysia gets the part. Over 24 hours, Miss Pettigrew is also called upon to help an ambitious and unfaithful fashion editor patch things up with her older fiancé, a lingerie designer. All this happens in one chaotic day in the life of Miss Pettigrew.

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