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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Every Woman Will Have Her Day

This mad-cap British comedy is made in the style of a half-century ago. An elderly housekeeper, recently fired, wangles herself a job looking after a promiscuous American starlet in London to seek fame and fortune. During the course of the day, the new assistant has to juggle her boss's three lovers from meeting each other, while also trying to find herself a steady job. Despite the PG rating, this film is aimed at an adult audience.


91 minutes, Parental Guidance
Comedy, Romance, Female interest, On the art circuit.

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Credits
Cast
Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Payne, Mark Strong, Shirley Henderson
Director
Bharat Nalluni
ScreenplayDavid Magee, Simon Beaufoy, from the novel by Winifred Watson
MusicPaul Englishby
CinematographyJohn de Borman
EditingBarney Pilling
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byKeylight Entertainment, Kudos Productions Ltd.

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreComedy, drama
LanguageMild and infrequent
NudityMild
SexMild sexual innuendo
ViolenceBrief, low impact though realistic violence
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThis charming movie has rather mature themes that relate to love and relationships of the promiscuous nature. However, the elements in the movie are not strong, although it is strongly suggested that younger viewers be accompanied by an adult. It is not aimed at the younger audience.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarZane Henry10
Die BurgerLaetitia Pople10
Cape TimesMichael Phillips10
iAfrica.comRebekah Kendal13
The CitizenDavid Jenkin14
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge13
24.comMegan Kakora10
International Media
eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman quote icon 10
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli quote icon 18
ScreenIt (USA) quote icon 12
Metacritic.com27 critics13
RottenTomatoes.com115 critics14
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 15
Internet (IMDB)1616 Netizens quote icon 15
Average .. 63%13


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