Miss Potter details
|Starring:||Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn, Barbara Flynn, Matyelok Gibbs, Jane How, Anton Lesser|
|Collections:||Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||23 Apr 2007|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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squinty strIkes again!By chimpsky (5 reviews) from Nottingham , 11 May 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Well, i'm genuinely sorry to disagree with the rest of the reviewers here but...it's a shame to see rene zellweger again attempting to play a british woman with her voluminous acting range, i.e. squinting a lot, when there are many British actresses who could have offered much to the role ( Samantha Morton or Emily Watson to name a couple). then there's the historical omissions and skewed emphasis. Beatrix potter was a great woman: a natural scientist and conservationist. Not the sentimental, squinty, 'quirky' (you always get 'quirky 'with Zellweger) dweeb in this film. I dislike the emotional manipulation of filmic sentamentalism because the emotions rarely seem real, the basis of effective acting surely. I am myself a fan of Beatirx Potter's work and life and feel this film not worthy of her. Try the graphic novel 'One Bad Rat' by Bryan Talbot to see potter's life interwoven into a genuinely moving story.
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Good film, random animationBy a customer , 16 Apr 2012I did enjoy Miss Potter...a lovely story, beautifully filmed, with a good cast, but I felt it was spoilt by random bits of animation that gave the impression of lunacy in Miss Potter. These random cartoon elements were, to me, completely disjointed from the plot - the most offending being the random pumpkin carriage pulled by bunnies which I found infuriatingly useless.
Cartoons aside, it is an enjoyable film which requires little attention. I won't be rushing to watch it again but it may be kept in reserve for a sleepy sunday afternoon in the future. The acting is good, the soundtrack and scenary is wonderfully British and enough happened to keep me interested.
My final criticism has to be the change in accent in the young farmer boy who has a very Lancastrian accent in his youth but then develops a strong Yorkshire twang when he reappears as an adult...even though they are in the Lake District in neither Lancashire nor Yorkshire!
An early feministBy a customer , 01 Mar 2012This was a delightful film suitable for family viewing. As an admirer of Beatrix Potter I was afraid the casting of the title role to an American was a dubious choice but having watched the film I thought Renee Zegweller's performance was extremely good.
Great filmBy a customer , 14 Feb 2012Great film, very impressed girly but not drawn out :) Worth watching. Bridget Jones accent again but that's not a bad thing.
it was okBy rachiieee (43 reviews) from Leeds , 26 Nov 2011i got this film for my mum she liked it!
ive seen it before and i found it quite boring!
i do like peter rabbit tho he's a cool bunny! HA
Worth watching to find out how determination and kindness can help the world!By a customer , 26 Oct 2011Excellent! A lovely true story of a remarkable woman. The acting and filming was beautiful and the determination of this gentle lady an example to many of us today. her legacy still lives on.....
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