Sunday, July 16, 2017

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a 2008 romantic comedy based on a book I enjoyed. Oddly enough, I like this movie even better. It stars Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, and Lee Pace.


The New York Times calls it "an example of how a little nothing of a story can be inflated into a little something of a movie with perfect casting, dexterous tonal manipulation and an astute eye and ear for detail." The Chicago Tribune opens a positive review with this: "bright, frothy slice of comic delight in the old-school style, "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" proves that they can make them like they used to, if only they try." Empire Online gives it 4 out of 5 stars and says it's "A charming 1930s Cinderella meets Sex And The City, only faster, funnier and male-friendly, with some depths in its subtler observations of morality."

Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 77%.


  1. I've heard of this book series but have never read any. Nor seen the films. One of these days I should check them out. There are so many books to read, so little time. That's half the fun.:) And frustration. :) Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

    1. I can't speak about any other books/movies, but this film is delightful! And I don't tend to like romantic comedies ;)

  2. I remember seeing this. When I got "roped" into seeing it, I thought it was going to be one of those "chick flicks" I absolutely DETEST, but this turned out to be fabulous. I loved the witty dialogue, the old time music, and Frances McDormand. I've loved her ever since I saw her in Fargo. You betcha!

  3. Was quite good, I agree. :)