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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  7 March 2008 (USA)
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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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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

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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) (7 March 2008)

Gross:

£90,878 (UK) (15 August 2008)
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Reportedly, the director had to ask Lee Pace leave the set, as Amy Adams admittedly was so distracted by him since "he just looked so dashing". See more »

Goofs

In the closing scenes Miss Pettigrew is seen leaving the nightclub through a dressing room. The "WAY OUT" sign was probably Lexan with indirect lighting. Lexan was not invented until well after WWII and not in widespread use until the 1980s. However, similar signs made from plate glass with a slight green tint were made in the 20s if not earlier, so the sign as shown is in reality true to the era. See more »

Quotes

Joe Blumfield: Are you all right?
Guinevere Pettigrew: Yes. Well, to take another woman's escort.
Joe Blumfield: You didn't take me. I took you. I'm sure Edythe can cope. What happened to that particularly beautiful scarf you were wearing at the fashion show?
Guinevere Pettigrew: What are you talking about?
Joe Blumfield: Despite your most elegant transformation, the body is still the same.
Guinevere Pettigrew: Mr. Blumfield!
Joe Blumfield: As are the eyes. Most fetching if I may say.
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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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cute, light-hearted movie
10 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cute, light-hearted movie with heart, and a lesson for our times! The scene where Amy Adams sings one number had me in tears! I pulled out the Kleenex. The music is the star. It lifted the mood where the film could have turned somber. Nice quality of sound in the theater - I could almost make out the dialog if it weren't for the British accents. The dialog took 2nd place anyway as the sets, the costumes, the production, and the pacing dazzled, and moved the story at a nice a clip, too nice to bore. My friend couldn't make out the dialog but enjoyed it nonetheless! If you want a light-hearted afternoon or evening of entertainment, don't miss this one!


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