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The life of Beatrix Potter is the most enchanting tale of all.
Oscar winner Renee Zellweger (Chicago), Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge) and Oscar nominee Emily Watson (Gosford Park) star in this “romantic, fantastical love story that warms your heart and lifts your soul” (Jeff K. Howard, KCLV-TV, City Channel-Las Vegas).
Based on the life of Beatrix Potter, author of the beloved children’s classic “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” Miss Potter is about an extraordinary but sheltered writer (Zellweger) whose passionate romance with her publisher (McGregor) would change her life forever. Imaginatively conceived by the Oscar-nominated director of Babe and “reminiscent of Finding Neverland” (USA Today), Miss Potter is “a deeply romantic delight” (Dan Jewel, Life & Style).
Special Features:Commentary by director Chris Noonan
The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter
The Making of A Real-Life Fairy Tale
When You Taught Me How To Dance
Music video by Katie Melua
Miss Potter Details:
Miss Potter - DVD – Jacob S, 02/17/2010
This was an excellent movie! It is hard to find movies of any kind today that does not market itself toward the hatred of God, and blasphemy His Word throughout to "sell" more copies! The attire, words, scripting, settings, everything were absolutely wonderful! I found very little wrong with this movie, and it is absolutely one of the best for a family to watch and enjoy together!
Miss Potter - DVD – Darlene M, 06/18/2009
The sound was very poor, and the english accents were difficult to understand. I did not finish watching the entire movie.
Miss Potter - DVD – Tami D, 03/06/2009
This movie was a pleasure to watch. My entire family enjoyed learning about Beatrix Potter. We have always loved her stories and now we know who Beatrix Potter was not only as a writer/illustrator but who she was as a woman.
Miss Potter - DVD – Rachael H, 11/06/2008
Great movie. Wonderfully told story of Beatrix Potter's life. Afterwards is a documentary of her life with real pictures of her and her family.
Please note this is a Hollywood movie. The real documentary is very differnet than the story depicted in the movie. The writer and producer definitely dramatized her life in the movie, it is filled with fiction (according to the documentary at the end). But still wonderful movie and tear filled moments.
Miss Potter - DVD – Kathy C, 07/21/2008
Wonderful movie. Opened a side of Beatrice Potter that many of us who enjoy her books didn't know. Delightful story and very good acting.
Miss Potter - DVD – Christopher O, 02/23/2008
What is it?
This probably is just me, but I have been waiting for
Chris Noonan to direct his second movie ever, since being robbed of the
best picture Oscar for his first one, Babe the Gallant Pig, the wait
ended last December, and I missed it.
Miss Potter is now on DVD and it is not a kid’s story. It is, in
fact, a period romance based on the life of Beatrix Potter. (Renee
Zellweger) She is publishing her first book and falling in love with novice
publisher Norman Warne. (Ewan McGregor).
How Was It?
This is a fun, well acted, beautiful, amusing, loving and subtly
exciting film. (I don't know if it was more insulting that Babe didn't win or
that Miss Potter was not even nominated for anything!) This movie is
not fast. Where that usually means boring, here it's graceful and
beautiful like a Mozart Ballad. There is some animation used but it never
gets out of hand. The ad seems to make it look as if it's a new Mary
Poppins, though I believe all the animation in the film was used in ad.
Noonan uses occasional animation to show how Beatrix blurred her emotions
and confided in her art.
Slight spoiler -
This is the kind of movie that lets you have fun and then, emotionally,
hits you in the back of the head with a shovel.
The story is great and the acting complements it. I would put this film
alongside “Pride and Prejudice” and the BBC's “Shadowlands”. Now I
cannot wait for Noonan's third film!
Is it good for kids?
This is not made for kids. Thus it may be a little slow for them. There
are also some emotional themes that may be too much for them.
There is some caution in this film due more to other films. Beatrix is
very respectful to her parents but does challenge them. Of course she
is 30 years old. There are a few things where if she was in a rebellious
teen movie, would be a problem, but she's 30.
What about Spiritual Issues?
I don't know much about the Spiritual life of Beatrix Potter, but not
much is said here. At some point there are some lines to indicate that
they are, at least, culturally Christian.
As the romantic relationship is leading towards marriage, they were
still physically appropriate with each other.
There is a death and not a lot is said about God.
What about Social Issues?
Similar to the “Rebellious teen” thing, there are themes that seem
to be a kin to “liberal environmentalism”, at times. (Spoiler)
However, what really happens is she loves land that is planned to be
developed. She uses her earnings from her books to buy the land and then hire
the farmers who were working it, to continue working it. Capitalism
saving the environment! How great!
What is Your Recommendation?
This is well worth your rental fees. Take a night, make some popcorn,
and sit on the couch with someone (or a family) you love. The DVD also
has some nice special features including a documentary on Beatrix that
was made separate from the film. There are a lot of things about her
work and life that just don't apply to the romance. They are all in the
Hey, and while we are at it, let's watch Babe again!
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