Miss Potter

Miss Potter

Miss Potter

Biopic of Beatrix Potter, author of the classic Peter Rabbit children’s book series. In early 1900s London, the relentlessly imaginative Beatrix (Zellweger) defies her parents and the ‘proper’ thing to do, in order to follow her dreams as an author and illustrator.

Norman Warne (Ewan McGregor) is the youngest partner of a publishing house, and he considers Potter’s drawings as something special. His older brothers (the other partners) have taken on Potter's "bunny book" as a trifle to throw his way - essentially hoping he'll fail. But Norman understands the books appeal & commercial potential.

2007Rating: G92 minsUK, USA

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Miss Potter / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

This much sweetness and light in a movie is all very well. But there's a reason that recipes for cake and cookies call for a pinch of salt. In Miss Potter, there is only a grain or two -- not enough to dilute the sugary overload. The film is the cinematic equivalent of a delicate English tea cake whose substance is buried under too many layers of icing...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The problem confronting writer Richard Maltby Jr. and director Chris Noonan is that Potter lived a fairly uneventful life once you remove her success as an author...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A very beautiful thing. The film does justice to a singular imagination, a mind that conjured lovely, benign images that have spoken to people for more than 100 years. It presents both worlds Beatrix Potter inhabited, turn of the century England and the colorful enchantment inside her mind, while specifically showing -- and this is important -- how such an artist, living in two realities at once, navigated through life...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

A charming and gentle film, but full of dramatic licence and not terribly revealing. It touches on the well-known aspects of Potter's life, and is a portrait of the woman fans would like to imagine created these charming tales...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Pitched awkwardly -- neither for children nor cool young adults -- it's very sweet, very nice and just the thing for a girlie matinée with mum and nan...

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Yes, there's a kiss in the steam of a departing train, but somehow this film avoids being too schmaltzy. Maybe it's the period setting, the gorgeous landscapes or the fact that poor Beatrix seems stuck in a bad-hair day that lasts a lifetime, but there's a certain charm to this film that transcends its sometimes too-gently-told content...

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BBC

BBC

The film is a guaranteed tearjerker, but more than that, an uplifting tribute to a single woman's quest for independence that would surely make Bridget Jones blush...

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