Over the years I've seen many film reviews that will label something as "frothy" or even a "frothy confection." This description never really spoke to me...but the other day, I watched MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY, and nothing could describe it better than a "frothy confection." It's frothy because it's almost lighter than air. A lot of energy went into whipping it into something substantial...but the slightest pressure will deflate … more
The movie opens in London in 1938, as an out-of-work nanny (Frances McDormand) finagles her way into a job interview as social secretary to a would-be actress (Amy Adams), and spends the next 24 hours caught up in her world of show biz glamour and chaotic romances. This movie tries to recreate the madcap, screwball comedies of the thirties that starred the likes of Carole Lombard, Irene Dunne, and Claudette Colbert, but fails miserably. Amy Adams, as the harebrained young … more
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