Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

92 mins
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In 1939 London, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) is a middle-aged governess who finds herself once again unfairly dismissed from... More

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day | Ratings & Reviews

"A homage and love letter to the screwball comedies of the 1930s, Miss Pettigrew tells the tale of Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand), a stuffy, jobless nanny on the breadline who worms her way into a job interview with Delyssia (Amy Adams), a ditzy good times girl with showbiz aspirations. Delyssia takes her on as a 'social secretary', but Guinevere’s duties ending up being entirely concerned with cleaning up Delyssia's messy love life. Soon enough, Guinevere’s romantic situation comes into the spotlight as well."

Flicks, Andreas HeinemannFlicks

"McDormand's performance slowly builds a solid integrity, and contrasts well with Adams' more flamboyant turn."


"It's a charming film that's as light and welcome, as a breeze, delivering its message without heavy-handedness."

Urban CinefileUrban Cinefile

"How light is this movie? So buoyant that even an air raid warning, signaling that this whole world is about to crumble under the blitz, can’t dampen its giddy spirits."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Oscar award-winner Frances McDormand and nominee Amy Adams are responsible for making this adaptation of Winifred Watson's novel a delightful and charming experience."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"It's unique how an historical setting like this one – even with a German Blitz expected at any moment – can yield the lightest stories. Think of Woody's “Bullets Over Broadway” and Frears' more recent “Miss Henderson Presents” – earlier times call for nostalgic tones, in which we can indulge in the simple joys of hopefuls falling in and out of love. “Miss Pettigrew” plays like a breeze and ends before we know it. In the current state of cinema, all we can hope for is one like this per year."

Film ThreatFilm Threat

"An ultra-light screwball comedy with enough charm ot make Miss Pettigrew live for at least a second viewing."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Based on a novel by Winifred Watson and directed by award-winning TV director Bharat Nalluri, it's not the deepest or most serious plot, but it's a whole lot of old-timey, screwball comedy fun. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is the perfect romantic-comedy romp to take your mum or gran to."

Christchurch PressChristchurch Press

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