Thursday, June 24, 2010

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

So this movie. I have very mixed feelings about it. 
In ways, I absolutely adored it. It spoke to my soul. Made me weep. Stuff like that. Similar to Alice in Wonderland, in that regard, actually. 

Something that was kinda freaky about it was that the two main characters, Delysia and Miss Pettigrew, were so much like me and my sister Bethany. Seriously. It was eerie. Miss Pettigrew even married the guy that has been Bethany's primary hero for years. However, if you have watched this movie, please note that I would NOT do what Delysia does in the first part of the movie.
...Which brings me to the reason I can't utterly adore and recommend this movie. There was offensive stuff, and although it was portrayed as bad... it was still offensive.

Another reason I love this movie is NAMELY THAT I LOVE THIS GUY SO MUCH.
He didn't get lots of screen time, but they did a really good job of making him very likable and wreaking havoc whenever he did that heartbreaking sad face, causing audiences to weep and wail. Or maybe that was just me.


Another awesome thing was the time period. I love 40's fashion, and there were some lovely outfits in this movie.

This look! Bethany would totally do this. The whole wary/stand-offish/uncomfortable thing.

Miss Pettigrew was so, so sweet.

Delysia was so, so foolish at times, but she definitely was likable.

This scene. Definitely on my top 10 movie scenes. :-) 

I will be posting a YouTube clip of my other favorite scene in time to come.
Did you see this movie? Did you like it or hate it? Do you share my ridiculous adoration for the guy? 


  1. I've seen it. Actually I own it...but that was an accident...
    Anyway, I do like this movie - alot - but you're right, there's some inappropriate stuff. But that GUY! :^)

  2. This movie is really amazing, and I love it too... except for those offensive parts (honestly, it makes it very challenging to recommend to people!). I think my favorite scene is the very last one... I love the older guy even more than the younger one, lol!

  3. I'm totally with you, Rebekah. He's amazing. :-)

  4. He has an interesting job... LOL. :-)
    I'm glad I'm not alone on liking this movie.

  5. "You know who you are in an honest pair of socks." :)

  6. Okay, I need to see this movie too :P Girl, we have to have like an all-night GIRL'S movie night sometime!! :D That would be SO much fun!! ♥

    Oh, oh, and I've seen Frances McDormand in 'The Good Old Boys' and...'Mississippi Burning'! She's a good actress.
    And of course, Amy Adams from Enchanted ;)
    And Ciaran Hinds!! Oh, I need to see this movie! :) He plays 'Mr. Rochester' in 'Jane Eyre' - the best version of that movie out there ;)

  7. Ridiculous adoration? Check! ;)

    I completely agree with your "can't wholly recommend this" - I remember watching the first part kindof open-mouthed thinking "this woman is insane!"

    I saw Lee Pace in this first and then watched him in Pushing Daisies and I big fat puffy heart him.

  8. Had to come back and comment on this post because I just watched Miss Pettigrew for the first time last night and, of course, loved it. Amy Adams is golden and Miss Pettigrew is total awesomeness. I want to be a social secretary now...ha! And the sad face? Thrilled when I read that because it's a relief to know I'm not the only one who finds that so incredibly heartbreaking :)

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