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Miss Potter (2006)

PG | | Biography, Drama | 9 March 2007 (USA)
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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The life of Beatrix Potter is the most enchanting tale of all. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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9 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beatrix Potter - taiteilijaelämää  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$2,975,649 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Beatrix Potter's "Hill Top" house as portrayed in the film is actually "Yew Tree Farm" near the town of Coniston (part of the Lake District), which was owned by Potter in the 1930s. You can visit the real Hill Top house which is owned by Britain's National Trust. See more »

Goofs

In the film the book "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck" is shown to be published followed by "The Tale of Two Bad Mice" then "The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle". In reality "Two Bad Mice" and "Tiggy-Winkle" were released in 1904 and 1905 respectively and "Jemima Puddle Duck" wasn't published until 1908 with five other books in the intermediate years. See more »

Quotes

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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Let Me Teach You How to Dance
Music by Nigel Westlake
Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr.
Performed by Ewan McGregor
Another Name Music (ASCAP)
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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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