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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Touching little filmBy Schmooble (9 reviews) from Manchester , 29 Aug 2010More heart-warming than expected, this is a lovely little film about Beatrix Potter becoming a published author and finding her place outside of convention. The love story is charming and truthful, and the film is affectionate towards the legacy of Beatrix Potter and her art.
I agree with others that Renee Zellweger does not quite manage to be Beatrix Potter; rather her iconic Bridget Jones' character is just transported to the Edwardian era. Another actor would maybe have lifted the film more. That said, it is still worth a watch, and pleasant at that!
Delightful little storyBy a customer from Hertfordshire , 22 Aug 2010It's a well structured and well acted movie. I enjoyed the story, the beautiful landscape and the lovely animated little drawings! Very delightful to watch it.
Great little film!By a customer from Hertford , 21 Aug 2010Knowing nothing about Beatrix Potter, I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this film. It deserves it's 4 stars - Renee Zellweger just doesn't do British women very well - pity!
Wonderful film - shame about Bridget JonesBy MadMother (13 reviews) from London , 11 Aug 2010I am finding it really hard indeed to write a review on this one, because it is hard to give a fair rating to a film which could have done with a different leading lady.
I loved the film, its setting, the story line, the acting. It was indeed thoroughly enchanting, except, I struggled, struggled to look past Bridget Jones type facial expressions and the Bridget Jones type English accent.
I am not saying that the acting was bad, but somehow, it just did not work for me.
Perhaps if Ms Zellweger had been Miss Potter first, it woud have worked well for me, but alas, Bridget Jones is too imprinted in my brain to accept Miss Potter from the same actress.
absolutely loved itBy fugitivesheep (6 reviews) from Runcorn , 13 Jul 2010i absolutely loved it brought me back to my childhood as i've always loved her stories as a child. And how my imagination was wild just like hers. just wished this film was that little bit longer!!!
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