How much can anyone's life change for the better over the course of 24 hours? Two women are about to find out in the truly delightful Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, an inspiring Cinderella story for grown-ups released by Momentum Pictures on DVD from 9th March 2009.
A perfect gift for Mother's Day, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day stars Academy Award winner Frances McDormand (Fargo, Burn After Reading, North Country) in the title role opposite Academy Award nominee Amy Adams (Enchanted, Charlie Wilson's War, Junebug). The superb cast also includes Golden Globe Award nominee Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies, The Fall), Ciarán Hinds (Veronica Guerin, Hallam Foe, Road to Perdition), Shirley Henderson (the Harry Potter films), Mark Strong (Stardust) and screen newcomer Tom Payne.
A hugely entertaining screwball comedy set in glamorous 1930's London, the film was directed by Bharat Nalluri (Spooks, Hustle, Life on Mars, Tsunami: The Aftermath), written by David Magee (Finding Neverland) and Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty) and is based on a novel by Winifred Watson. Featuring a sumptuous soundtrack that includes such classics as Brother Can You Spare A Dime, Anything Goes, If I Didn't Care, Dream and It Ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It), this film is sure to make your day.
When dowdy middle-aged governess Guinevere Pettigrew loses her latest job, her luck appears to have run out. Desperate for employment, she shows up at the plush flat of Delysia Lafosse, a glamorous nightclub singer whose desire for celebrity is only eclipsed by her interest in men. Delysia immediately calls on her new 'social secretary' to help her juggle her numerous suitors. Finding herself catapulted into the dizzying social whirl of London's high society, every dream that Pettigrew had given up on becomes a reality for 24 hours.
- Deleted Scenes
- Miss Pettigrew's Long Trip to Hollywood
- Feature Commentary
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