February 12, 2008

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day SynopsisCan you get a life and discover love, all in one day? Two women are about to find out.

In the sophisticated and heartfelt comedy Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Academy Award winner Frances McDormand plays the film's title role opposite Academy Award nominee Amy Adams (star of the blockbuster Enchanted).

In 1939 London, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew (played by Ms. McDormand) is a middle-aged governess who finds herself once again unfairly dismissed from her job. Without so much as severance pay, Miss Pettigrew realizes that she must - for the first time in two decades - seize the day. This she does, by intercepting an employment assignment outside of her comfort level - as "social secretary." Arriving at a penthouse apartment for the interview, Miss Pettigrew is catapulted into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse (Ms. Adams).

Within minutes, Miss Pettigrew finds herself swept into a heady high-society milieu - and, within hours, living it up. Taking the "social secretary" designation to heart, she tries to help her new friend Delysia navigate a love life and career, both of which are complicated by the three men in Delysia's orbit; devoted pianist Michael (Mr. Pace), intimidating nightclub owner Nick (Mr. Strong), and impressionable junior impresario Phil (Mr. Payne). Miss Pettigrew herself is blushingly drawn to the gallant Joe (Mr. Hinds), a successful designer who is tenuously engaged to haughty fashion maven Edythe (Ms. Henderson) - the one person who senses that the new "social secretary" may be out of her element, and schemes to undermine her.

Over the next 24 hours, Guinevere and Delysia will empower each other to discover their romantic destinies.

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Release Date: March 7, 2008
Genre: Comedy, Drama and Adaptation
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Distributor(s): Focus Features
Tagline: Every Woman Will Have Her Day
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some partial nudity and innuendo.

Bharat Nalluri

Simon Beaufoy - Screenplay
David Magee - Screenplay
Winifred Watson - Source Material

Frances McDormand - Executive Producer
Frank Frattaroli - Executive Producer
Stephen Garrett - Producer
Nellie Bellflower - Producer
Paul Webster - Producer

Movie Casts:
Amy Adams - Delysia Lafosse
David Alexander - Chestnut Seller
Clare Clifford - Margery
Christina Cole - Charlotte Warren
Stephanie Cole - Miss Holt
Beatie Edney - Mrs. Brummegan
Shirley Henderson - Edythe Dubarry
CiarĂ¡n Hinds - Joe
Sarah Kants - Annabel Darlington
Sally Leonard - Woman at Train Station
Frances McDormand - Miss Pettigrew
Katy Murphy - Mrs. Holt's Assistant
Lee Pace - Michael
Tom Payne - Phil Goldman
Tim Potter - Nightclub Patron

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