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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

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Our next Rialto Recommends is 2008's delightful MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY starring Frances McDormand and Amy Adams. It's 1939 and governess Guinevere Pettigrew finds herself out of work and on the bread line. Middle-aged and running out of options, Miss Pettigrew takes an uncharacteristic gamble when, after being refused work at an employment agency,she steals the details of a juicy assignment and pursues the job herself. MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY is a breezy period comedy carried by the strong performances of Amy Adams and Frances McDormand. USA Today raved "Based on the 1938 novel by Winifred Watson, Miss Pettigrew is a veritable treat. Wisely cast, this handsome production is a delightful farcical fairy tale, bolstered by moments of depth and emotion." While the Washington Post said "MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY sparkles like a rhinestone in the muck." MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY is streaming on HBO and HBOMax or available to rent for a modest fee from Apple, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu, DirectTV and others.

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Film Facts
Running Time
92
Genre
Comedy
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Starring
Amy Adams
Frances McDormand
Ciaran Hinds
Lee Pace
Directed by
Bharat Nalluri
Written by
Winifred Watson
David Magee
Simon Beaufoy
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