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Miss Potter

10 Ratings: 3.7
Art House & International movie directed by Chris Noonan

Miss Potterwalks that fine line between charming and cloying with pleasing sure-footedness. Apple-cheeked Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones' Diary) once again slips into a British accent to play writer/illustrator Beatrix Potter, the creator of Peter … see full wiki

Director: Chris Noonan
Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 5, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG
8 reviews about Miss Potter
review by . August 08, 2010
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Read her books instead
The story opens in London in 1901, as Beatrix Potter (Renée  Zellweger) has just had her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, accepted for publication. She and her publisher (Ewan McGregor) begin to fall in love, but since he is well below Beatrix's social station, her parents are outraged. The plucky young writer agrees to wait a bit but is determined the wedding will take place.      The movie has three things I liked very much: Miss Potter's iconic watercolors …
review by . February 21, 2009
Reading Peter Rabbit and company to children is one of life's simple pleasures, as was watching Chris Noonan's treatment of the middle years of author Beatrix Potter's life. Not content to become the wife of a "suitable" man to fulfill the expectations of Edwardian society, Miss Potter remained single until well into her forties. Truly a woman ahead of her time, she filled her rather solitary life with meaningful literary, artistic, and scientific pursuits, leaving a legacy that will endure long …
review by . May 24, 2008
Everyone has heard of Beatrix Potter--author of over twenty children's stories featuring the likes of tiny rabbits dressed in sweet blue waistcoats with brass buttons and fussy ducks bonneted in gingham and lace. In "Miss Potter," director Chris Noonan of talking pig, "Babe," fame, does a fine job of recreating some of this quirky author's personal story featuring a charming romance that she had with her publisher, Norman Warne, and her apparent love of conservation as illustrated in the 4000 acres …
review by . February 22, 2008
I walked in and out of the living room while my husband and youngest daughter watched Miss Potter. Animated bunnies and other creatures frolicked across the page and the movie seemed to move along slowly, so, I didn't expect to love it when I actually sat down to watch it.     Instead I was surprised. The cover hints of a great quirky romance. The romance is understated and tragic, but sweet nonetheless. The inexperienced Mr. Warne and Miss Potter fumbled through endearingly. …
review by . January 07, 2008
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Pros: Ms. Zellweger and Ms. Flynn and the animation      Cons: Pacing is erratic and the other actors are fairly to badly weak      The Bottom Line: This film is the best example of exactly average that I have seen in a very long time. Recommended with reservations due to pacing mainly.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot.      Chris Noonan directed Miss Potter a biography …
review by . July 19, 2007
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MISS POTTER introduces us to the woman who invented Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and all the other characters that have enthralled generations of children. Renee Zellweger turns in a delicate and well-rounded performance in the title role, with fine support from Ewan McGregor and Emily Watson.    In Victorian-era London, Miss Beatrix Potter (Renee Zellweger) is a 32-year-old spinster still living at home with her parents (Bill Paterson and Barbara Flynn). …
review by . June 25, 2007
'Miss Potter' is thoroughly British. Complete with dry wit and charm, Rene'e Zellweger takes the lead in this thoroughly benign and lovable portrayal of Beatrix Potter, the fanciful creator of the 'Peter Rabbit' series. (Which remains the most successful children's literature in UK history. Although I wonder if 'Harry Potter' is giving her a run for her money.)     A spinster still living at home, Beatrix is an avid artist who loves to sketch animals. Her absorbing interest is …
review by . June 20, 2007
MISS POTTER is a film that is beautiful to watch, is heartwarming, and shows how a minimal story line can give an inside picture of the life of a famous person without superimposing the brouhaha that Hollywood usually frosts biographies.     England 1902 is the time we meet Beatrix Potter (Renée Zellweger), a spinster in her late twenties whose life is centered on her 'friends' - the little animal figures who grace her stories, friends like Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, Jeremy …
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