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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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Beatrix Potter - taiteilijaelämää  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,400,943 (UK) (5 January 2007)

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$2,975,649 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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For the scene when Miss Potter and Norman Warne say goodbye at the train station, the script says "exterior rain". Though Ewan McGregor suggested covering the clothes in glycerin to simulate the soaking wet look and to avoid having to actually be drenched, costume designer Anthony Powell insisted the actors be heavily sprayed down for the scene to look authentic. Ewan McGregor was made a very thin wet suit to wear under his costume so he could stay warm. See more »

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While Millie is outside Beatrix's room we see her shadow against the door and it reveals that her mouth movement is out of sync with the sound. See more »

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Millie Warne: I must warn you, Miss Potter, I am more than prepared to like you!
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A "Mary Poppins" Merry Movie :)
9 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Miss Potter" is a wonderful movie caused me to coo, "AwwWWwwWw..." rather often. My friend and I thought it was such a heart-warming movie, through every scene, we kept wondering, "Wait, when does the climatic bad part happen?" This movie shows the inspiring journey that the successful author of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter, undergoes.

Beatrix loved drawing woodland animals as a girl and telling stories about them to her maid and younger brother. Despite her mother's stolid opinion against her adroit hobby, Beatrix displays her fortitude as a young woman trying to get a publisher. She is introduced to the youngest son of a publishing company, who is played by the urbane and charming Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge). Miss Potter's only friends were her drawings of her forest creatures, until she met the young publisher and her comical sister. Her drawings come to life (you see them animated whenever Beatrix looks at them) and are reflections of characters in her own life and feelings.

Reoccuring themes such as friendship, anti-marriage in the early 1900s in the views of suffragettes, and attainment of one's dreams.

Highly recommended for anyone who's been wanting a poignant, feel-good film. :)


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