I recently watched the movie version of Ms. Pettigrew Lives for a Day . I read it a few months ago and loved it. I recently re-subscribed to Netflix and Ms. Pettigrew was the first that I sat down to watch. The movie was charming and more upbeat than I expected. Released in 2008, Francis McDormand plays Ms. Pettigrew who actually steals her new assignment as a social secretary from the agency and Amy Adams plays Delysia LaFosse who is a singer and actress with one too many boyfriends. Many details were changed from Winifred Watson’s book and surprisingly I didn’t mind that much. I’m usually a stickler for picking out changed details in a book to movie adaptation. Ms. Pettigrew’s day progresses at break-neck speed as she keeps up with Delysia’s endless engagements. Who can’t love a 1930s era soundtrack and high society glitz and glamor. Apparently no one. Not even an air raid could stop the party.
October 16, 2009
Finally caught Ms. Pettigrew on the big screen…well DVD