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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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"!

Jul 18, 2016

Every so often, a really fine film finds its way though the morass of so many; Miss Potter is one of those films! A period film that traces a remarkable woman who is 'painted' (pun intended) quite the opposite at the beginning. It is charming in a genuine way and provides us with much to ponder regarding this time and place. The major actors and actresses are superb! Although the chief protagonist is an authoress and illustrator of children's books, her life was marked by very adult tensions. Those tensions were well explored in this film...including a most difficult one: the death of her intended which she must deal with---in all its agony and resolution---for the remainder of the film. That 'subsection' of the film is well worth experiencing. Although easily considered a 'family film,' and shot with pastoral beauty, Miss Potter finds its importance---to this reviewer's mind---in a woman's hopes, determination and the 'breath of her heart." Five thumbs up for such a fine film!

dgeorgia Jan 26, 2016

An absolutely beautiful movie. The storyline, the costumes, the scenery, and set design are amazing. I first saw this movie when it came to the theatres. Watching it a second time all these years later is just as magical as the first time. If you have ever enjoyed a Beatrix Potter book, then you need to watch this movie.

Jan 20, 2016

This is a movie that really transports you. Romantic, soulfully acted, beautiful scenery. A most enjoyable movie. I saw it last night for the third time and still loved it.

Dec 20, 2015

This has become one of my favorite movies. It was so nicely done. And, to think that a woman, back in that time, was so independent and forward thinking. Beatrix Potter lives on in her books, even today.

Mar 10, 2015

Generally I loathe British class-caste Jane Austen type chick flicks ... but Rene Zellweger's remarkable acting and the animations (which were quite integral to the story) made what could not be said in Victorian times actually conveyed to me.

Aug 22, 2014

Wonderful movie! Everything was so authentic and richly portrayed. The animations were adorable and brought her creativity to life!

Jul 01, 2014

Good movie to watch. I cried too when he passed.

Sep 30, 2013

beatrix potter ahead of her time. very inspirational what she did painted, wrote books ,lived on her own, farmed, bought property and gave in as land trust to the uk. what a women.

theorbys Oct 23, 2012

The real charm of this movie is the charm of Beatrix Potter's drawings, which are wonderfully reproduced as being of "living" characters by restrained animation (it's not Song of the South), and backed up by a great period feel, especially in the countryside where certain shots might make you believe that Peter Cottontail could be hopping along any minute. And it works as well for adults as for kids, because it is a very adult story.

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