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Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day - Preview

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day

Preview by Jack Foley

HOW much can anyone’s life change for the better over the course of 24 hours? Two women are about to find out in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, an inspiring Cinderella story for grown-ups.

Featuring a sumptuous soundtrack that includes such classics as Brother Can You Spare A Dime, Anything Goes, If I Didn’t Care, Dream and It Ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It), this film is sure to make your day.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is out on DVD on March 9, 2009 and stars Academy Award winner Frances McDormand in the title role opposite Academy Award nominee Amy Adams.

The superb cast also includes Golden Globe Award nominee Lee Pace, Ciarán Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Mark Strong and screen newcomer Tom Payne.

A hugely entertaining screwball comedy set in glamorous 1930’s London, the film was directed by Bharat Nalluri (Spooks, Hustle, Life on Mars, Tsunami: The Aftermath), written by David Magee (Finding Neverland) and Golden Globe winning Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, The Full Monty) and is based on a novel by Winifred Watson.


When dowdy middle-aged governess Guinevere Pettigrew loses her latest job, her luck appears to have run out.

Desperate for employment, she shows up at the plush flat of Delysia Lafosse, a glamorous nightclub singer whose desire for celebrity is only eclipsed by her interest in men.

Delysia immediately calls on her new “social secretary” to help her juggle her numerous suitors. Finding herself catapulted into the dizzying social whirl of London’s high society, every dream that Pettigrew had given up on becomes a reality for 24 hours.

Certificate: PG
UK DVD Release: March 9, 2009