Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Every Woman Will Have Her Day


Miss Pettigrew Lives for a 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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Film and Publications Board (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 / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
0
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
1
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
1
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
10
Cape Times
Michael Phillips
10
iAfrica.com
Rebekah Kendal
13
The Citizen
David Jenkin
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
13
24.com
Megan Kakora
10
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconMore than the sum of its facile narrative parts.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconAt this time of the year, it's tough to find a more diverting way to spend 90 minutes in a multiplex.
18
ScreenIt
quote iconMiss Pettigrew Lives For a Day decently succeeds at capturing the spirit of screwball comedies of old.
12
Metacritic.com
27 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
115 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconMiss Pettigrew is a breezy period comedy carried by the strong performances of Amy Adams and Frances McDormand.
15

What the People say

Internet
1616 Netizens quote iconThis Miss is bliss! McDormand is enchanting in the title role and Adams is charming, too
15

Average .. 63%

13

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