Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Source: Catholic News Service
Colorful though uneven comedy taken from Winifred Watson's 1938 English novel about a prim governess (a fine Frances McDormand) who, after being unfairly fired, blossoms as the social secretary to a flighty American actress (Amy Adams), helping her sort out the three men in her life: her musical accompanist (Lee Pace), a nightclub owner (Mark Strong) and a budding producer (Tom Payne), while herself falling for a prominent fashion designer (Ciaran Hinds). Director Bharat Nalluri's film, though more farcical than necessary and not always hitting the mark, is nonetheless well acted and plushly designed, while the story underscores the value of seizing second chances, discerning what's important in life and being true to one's finer self, with the amoral young woman ultimately making the right decision. Brief rear and partial nudity, implied nonmarital affairs, some innuendo, moderate swearing and brief profanity. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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