“Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” –
Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciarán Hinds, Shirley Henderson
Can you get a life and discover love, all in one day? This was kind of strange. I love McDormand but honestly putting her as an out of work governess was a stretch even for me. She has so much more depth than this opportunity allowed and she truly carried the movie or what there was of it. The only other one who really captivated my interest was Hinds as the dapper Joe who is smitten by McDormand’s Pettigrew. He is a charismatic Irish bloke who somehow dazzles. The rest of the players were fluff and nonsense, quite silly in character and ability. Felt like I was watching a high school musical on some level. Fun on the set and costume side, wonderful period pieces from 1936 and beyond.