Miss Potter

Miss Potter

DVD - 2007
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In an effort to give their younger brother Norman a project to keep him busy now that he has joined the family publishing house, the older Warne brothers agree to publish Miss Beatrix Potter's first children's book. They don't expect the book to sell well, but they need to keep Norman busy. As a single woman living in Edwardian London, Beatrix suspects this endeavor may provide her with a small measure of freedom. But she also has very specific ideas about how the book should be published. As they work together, Norman and Beatrix become close. After the first book is published, Beatrix goes on to a second book and that sells well. One day at lunch, she meets the rest of Norman's family, including his sister Millie and the two women become fast friends. Norman proposes, but Beatrix's parents object to the marriage proposal. After much argument, they agree to let Beatrix marry Norman provided they wait until the end of the summer.

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LoriVirginia
Jan 25, 2019

Great period film with fine acting and animations. I particularly enjoyed the scenes from the night of the Christmas party.

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olenkag
Jan 18, 2019

What a delightful movie. Brings back the childhood memories of Peter the Rabbit and his friends. The only complain I would have is casting Renee Zelweger as Beatrix Potter. Not very believable.

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william13oliver15
Nov 22, 2018

A enjoyable look at a period in the life of Beatrix Potter, was lovely to watch.

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uzebdrumz
Oct 11, 2018

I've been to Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, UK & I should have seen this film prior to my visit to put all the Beatrix Potter attractions in context. This is the biography of Beatrix Potter with insight into her life events, art, & storytelling. I fell asleep during a portion of the film so make sure you're well rested to get the full benefit, & realize that it's a relatively slow thoughtful story, not some green screen entertainment shock drama. I give it 4 Z's on my snooze meter.

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vickmeister
Jul 15, 2018

A pleasant recounting of the story of children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, showing how her famous characters first sprang to life when she was a child, and her struggles as a single woman in England attempting to get her due respect against the narrow expectations for women at the end of the Victorian era. I was a bit worried in the first few minutes as the initial voiceover was "Bridget Jones Goes to Victorian London," but once the story was fully underway, Renee Zellweger kept the cutesiness to a minimum and it became an interesting, engrossing story. Strong performances all around her from the supporting cast, with beautiful settings both in interiors and the lovely scenery of the Lake District. Suitable for adults and children.

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ralwal
Jun 25, 2018

Good for children.

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Liber_vermis
Apr 23, 2018

A subtle mix of animation with a live character docu-drama makes this biography, of children's story writer and illustrator, Beatrix Potter enjoyable for young children as well as adults. A compelling chronicle of a determined young woman attempting to pursue her art in the very class and male-centric late Victorian era. Spectacular scenic photography including steam passenger trains on an arched viaduct.

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liliianna
Dec 20, 2017

Very sweet and fun movie. Great for children and adults! I will be watching it again

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glotet
Dec 12, 2017

The DVD cover is perhaps a little misleading. Although romance comes into the story much later, the story itself is about the incredibly creative life of Beatrix Potter, the creator of all of those beautifully illustrated books for children about Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, etc. Beatrix was a fiercely independent woman at a period in time when that was unacceptable, a challenge which she met fully throughout her life. A thoroughly enjoyable film.

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sofa2001
Oct 02, 2016

I usually don't like or watch romance films, and at first I was reluctant to watch Miss Potter, but I actually enjoyed it. And I tormented one of my sisters with the song in the movie. "When You Taught Me How to Dance"!

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