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.
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
The sound editing of the scene with Delysia in the bath proved very tricky as the sound of the bubbles bursting had to be removed from the soundtrack. This was done by the forensic department of the police. See more »
In the scene on the balcony at the party, Miss Pettigrew eats the olive from her Martini twice. See more »
Not everything comes along just when we want it. There are times when decisions just have to be made, or you certainly will miss out.
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Before the end credits, there is a black screen and a voice calling "some music please", after which music starts playing and the credits start rolling. See more »
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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