Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Movie Night

Five stars to Miss Potter , a film directed by Chris Noonan and starring Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, and Emily Watson.

This enchanting film follows the life of Beatrix Potter from precocious childhood to philanthropic adulthood. She was born into an upper middle class family in Victorian London, but did not take the usual path expected of girls at the time. Her "bunny book" became the best selling children's book of all time and the other stories and merchandise that bear her name are a remarkable success story.

Miss Potter was filmed in the Lake District, Isle Of Man, and near Glasgow, Scotland with tenderness and grace. The excellent acting goes beyond the Academy Award winners to every supporting artist and extra on screen. The set dressing is not garish and vulgar as some Victorian rooms are portrayed, but comfortable and warm. This is a movie for families to enjoy over and over again.......a joy.

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