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Miss Potter (2006)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  9 March 2007 (USA)
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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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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beatrix Potter - taiteilijaelämää  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$2,975,649 (USA) (22 June 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


'Ewan McGregor' was 'Renee Zellweger''s first choice to star beside her as Miss Potter's romantic interest, Mr. Norman Warne. See more »


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 »


Helen Potter: I wish you wouldn't bring tradespeople into the house. They carry dust.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 6 January 2007 (2007) See more »


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Lovely Film
21 December 2006 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Very much enjoyed this lovely film at the San Francisco screening this evening and so seemed the audience who clapped enthusiastically at the end and delayed to read the credits and listen to the closing music. How nice to be in a theater when your fellow attendees give heartfelt sighs of delight at seeing the desired outcome of a scene play out...or who wholeheartedly laugh at the witty script. Throw in stunning Lake Country, Cumbria, and Isle of Man scenery with surprises from the artist's sketch pad and you have a wonderful film. And, at last, a film for adults and young people that leaves out the unnecessary foul language and gratuitous sex scenes. How refreshing! A wholesome romance with beautiful stories of friendship and challenging family relationships in late 19th/early 20th Century England. Funny...I wish Hollywood and its screenwriters with high-school-peeping-Tom mentalities would understand that these are the kinds of movies we're craving! Very high recommendations for this movie and its talented actors.

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