Although the Americans and the British practically speak the same language, I always prefer british films rather than american ones, especially those derived from musicals or are musicals. Two of them being The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins -- both include Julie Andrews, both about nannies/governors. Since then on, I've loved british films about governors -- a reason why I watched Nanny McPhee. So here is another great british film about governors...well, in a way. Say "Hello, mate!" to Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.
Since it's in English, there is no bonus cultural point here. I mean, I do speak and understand English. But the bonus cultural point comes from the time settings -- which, I think, was in the late 1930s. It was the time around a war. There are two very peculiar actors that I adore in this film -- and how lucky am I that these two play the most important roles. And them being Oscar nominee, Amy Adams, and Lee Pace. Ever since Enchanted, I've adored Amy Adams's performance. Following that, there's also Julie & Julia where she plays alongside Meryl Streep. They both were lovely there. Envy! Lee Pace, on the other hand, just melts my heart. He starred in The Fall, one of my most favourite art film ever! Then he appeared here and, that's it, my heart was officially a puddle. Aside from that, sad to say, I don't recognize any of the other actors.
Like the title promises, this movie only tells of a day that Miss Pettigrew gets to live her life instead of working or looking for a job. She gets to experience a world she was never once a part of. Technically, this isn't a film about a nanny. But what Guinevere was to Delysia was kind of nanny-like. Although the plot was kind of slow, it was very interesting and a lot happens rather quickly you'd forget it has only been a day. Michael is my most favourite character since he is so sincere and hopelessly romantic. Lovely story, incredible ending. What astounds me the most is the costume design. My most favourite is the outfits Delysia and Michael wear at the end. Well, enjoy your Friday and weekend, everyone! I'll be going to Weimar tomorrow. Cheerio!