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The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

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In 1902, in London, the spinster Beatrix Potter lives with her bourgeois parents. Her snobbish mother, Helen Potter, had introduced several bachelors to Beatrix until she was twenty years old, but she had turned them all down. Beatrix Potter has been drawing animals and making up stories about them since she was a child, but her parents have never recognized her as an artist. One day, Miss Potter offers her stories to a print house, and a rookie publisher, Norman Warne, who is delighted with her tales, publishes her first children's book. This success leads Norman to publish two other books, and Miss Potter meanwhile becomes the best friend of his single sister Millie Warne. Soon Beatrix and Norman fall in love with each other, but Helen does not accept that her daughter would marry a "trader". However, Beatrix's father Rupert Potter proposes that his daughter spend the summer with his wife and him in their country house in Lake District, and if she is still interested in Norman after... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,205 (USA) (29 December 2006)

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$2,975,649 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Ewan McGregor was Renee Zellweger's first choice to star beside her as Miss Potter's romantic interest, Mr. Norman Warne. See more »

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At the very start of the movie a pencil is being sharpened with a knife, which is accurate for the period, however, when the pencil is taken from the box, before sharpening, it has clearly been sharpened with a modern pencil sharpener. See more »

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Rupert Potter: Our daughter is famous, Helen. You're the only person who doesn't know it.
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Referenced in Getaway: UK 4 Every 1 (2007) See more »

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Music by Nigel Westlake
Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr.
Performed by Ewan McGregor
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An Engaging, delightful surprise
14 December 2006 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

Only the most curmudgeonly won't delight in this tender, inventive movie -- Miss Potter.

There aren't many movies that one can recommend to all of his or her friends, but Miss Potter may be the rare exception.

It has flair, style, and humanity.

Rene Zellwegger -- not everyone's favorite -- only occasionally simpers in her sensitive, forceful performance as writer Beatrix Potter.

Ewan McGregor and Emily Watson fit perfectly into their very likable characters.

The direction, screenplay, and art direction are all first-rate. And the sparing use of animation is wonderful. Peter Rabbit never looked so charming.


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