Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day ★★★ 2008 (PG-13)

As a middle-aged governess, and a lousy one at that, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew (McDormand) finds herself yet again out of a job in 1939 London. Flat broke, she comes to the realization that she must RIGHT NOW seize the day, so she pushes her way into employment as a social secretary for American actress/singer Delysia Lafosse (Adams) and thus into glamorous high society. Delysia's love interests are as dizzying as her busy career. But Miss Pettigrew might just find love of her own in dashing and kind fashion designer Joe (Hinds), although he's engaged to snob Edythe (Henderson). It doesn't matter one bit that we know from nearly the beginning exactly where this film is going—the journey is so fun and the characters so charming, we happily jaunt right along. 92m/C DVD . GB US Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciaran Hinds, Mark Strong, Shirley Henderson, Christina Cole, Tom Payne; D: Bharat Nalluri; W: David Magee, Simon Beaufoy; C: John de Borman; M: Paul Englishby.