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Miss Potter - DVD
The life of Beatrix Potter is the most enchanting tale of all.

Title: Miss Potter - DVD
Reviewed By: Jacob S
Date: Wednesday 17 February, 2010
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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!


Title: Miss Potter - DVD
Reviewed By: Darlene M
Date: Thursday 18 June, 2009
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!]
The sound was very poor, and the english accents were difficult to understand. I did not finish watching the entire movie.


Title: Miss Potter - DVD
Reviewed By: Tami D
Date: Friday 06 March, 2009
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
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.


Title: Miss Potter - DVD
Reviewed By: Rachael H
Date: Thursday 06 November, 2008
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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.


Title: Miss Potter - DVD
Reviewed By: Kathy C
Date: Monday 21 July, 2008
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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.


Title: Miss Potter - DVD
Reviewed By: Christopher O
Date: Saturday 23 February, 2008
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Miss Potter



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.


(SPOILER)

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

Documentary.


Hey, and while we are at it, let's watch Babe again!


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