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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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Chris Noonan
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Zellweger ... Beatrix Potter
Ewan McGregor ... Norman Warne
Emily Watson ... Millie Warne
Barbara Flynn ... Helen Potter
Bill Paterson ... Rupert Potter
Matyelok Gibbs Matyelok Gibbs ... Miss Wiggin
Lloyd Owen ... William Heelis
Anton Lesser ... Harold Warne
David Bamber ... Fruing Warne
Phyllida Law ... Mrs. Warne
Patricia Kerrigan Patricia Kerrigan ... Fiona
Lucy Boynton ... Young Beatrix
Oliver Jenkins Oliver Jenkins ... Young Bertram
Justin McDonald ... Young Heelis
Judith Barker Judith Barker ... Hilda
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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 »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA | Isle Of Man

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beatrix Potter - taiteilijaelämää See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,205, 31 December 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,975,649, 24 June 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,000,000
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of the farm boy, William Heelis, is based off Beatrix Potter's real husband who studied law. See more »

Goofs

Norman actually proposed to Beatrix in a letter, and her parents never softened their opposition to the match. See more »

Quotes

Beatrix Potter: My mother and I have come to an understanding. We've agreed not understand each other.
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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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Beautiful Film
1 January 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1902, in London, the spinster Beatrix Potter (Renée Zellweger) is a thirty-six year-old woman who lives with her bourgeois parents. Her snobbish mother Helen Potter (Barbara Flynn) had introduced several bachelors to Beatriz until she was twenty years old but she turned them all down.

Beatrix Potter has been drawing animals and making up stories about them since she was a child but her parents has never recognized her as an artist. One day, Miss Potter offers her stories to a print house and the rookie publisher Norman Warne (Ewan McGregor) is delighted with her tales and publishes her first children's book.

The successful selling leads Norman to publish two other books and Miss Potter becomes the best friend of his single sister Millie Warne (Emily Watson). Sooner they fall in love with each other but Helen does not accept that her daughter marries a "trader". However, Beatrix's father Rupert Potter (Bill Paterson) proposes that his daughter spends the summer with his wife and him in their country house in Lake District and if she is still interested in Norman after the summertime, he would bless their marriage. When Miss Potter stops receiving letters from Norman, she is disappointed. Until the day she receives a letter from Millie explaining what had happened to Norman.

"Miss Potter" is a beautiful film about the life of the British writer of children's books Helen Beatrix Potter. This writer is not popular in Brazil and "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" was only published in Portuguese in 2009.

I saw "Miss Potter" without knowing that it was biographical and I found very sad when she loses Norman. However, Renée Zellweger once again has a magnificent performance in the role of a woman ahead of her time. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Miss Potter"


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