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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 7 March 2008 (USA)
Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.

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David Alexander ...
Chestnut Seller
Clare Clifford ...
Margery
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Charlotte Warren
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Mrs. Brummegan
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Joe
Sarah Kants ...
Annabel Darlington
Sally Leonard ...
Woman at Train Station
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Katy Murphy ...
Miss Holt's Assistant
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Nightclub Patron
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Storyline

War threatens London as Miss Pettigrew, a destitute governess, filches a client's card from her agency and presents herself at the door. A singer named Delysia Lafosse wants a social secretary as she seeks a West End role by sleeping with a feckless producer in the bed of Nick, a smarmy nightclub owner with whom she also dallies. She ignores Michael, her piano player, who loves her and has tickets for New York on the Queen Mary. Miss Pettigrew's job is to make sure Delysia gets the part. Over 24 hours, Miss Pettigrew is also called upon to help an ambitious and unfaithful fashion editor patch things up with her older fiancé, a lingerie designer. Has Miss Pettigrew found her calling? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Every Woman Will Have Her Day

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some partial nudity and innuendo | See all certifications »

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7 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida num Só Dia  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,490,942 (USA) (9 March 2008)

Gross:

$12,294,036 (USA) (18 May 2008)
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Trivia

Amy Adams and Lee Pace both did their own singing. See more »

Goofs

At the big party, when Miss Pettigrew talks with Joe on the balcony, the boom mic is visible moving back and forth between characters in the reflection of the windows. See more »

Quotes

Delysia: Are you alright?
Guinevere Pettigrew: I have never sworn before in my life! Not even in my mind!
Delysia: I didn't hear you swear.
Guinevere Pettigrew: Yes I did! I said damned and hell, and I meant them.
Delysia: Oh, that's not swearing. They came out of the sinful category an age ago!
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Crazy Credits

The letters of the opening credits are blown into place, like the wind, swirling into their correct position. See more »


Soundtracks

T'Aint What You Do (It's the Way That Cha Do It)
Written by Sy Oliver (as Oliver), James Young (as Young)
Arranged and Conducted by Paul Englishby
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Other review is a bit harsh
17 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Old fashioned style comedy ridden- this film is a family must. Mcdormand and Adams deliver sterling displays in a wonderfully costumed period romantic comedy. Just like a classic film you'd sit down and watch with the family at Christmas. Perhaps for this reason it may not be to some people's liking

Director Nalluri harnesses some delicate character interactions that grow between McDormand's and Adam's character.

The question that remains is when will a British release date be confirmed? I believe momentum pictures have purchased the film for UK distribution. I sincerely hope it comes out sooner rather than later.

The movie itself definitely leaves a warm feeling inside by the end!


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