Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Frances McDormand
Director: Bharat Nalluri Cast: Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
, Amy Adams
Amy Adams
, Lee Pace
Lee Pace
Bharat Nalluri

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Overview

A late-'30s-era London governess hired to work in the home of a high-profile nightclub chanteuse gets a taste of the good life when she is assigned the task of sorting out the singer's many unseemly affairs in a period comedy starring Frances McDormand and adapted from the novel by Winifred Watson. Unfairly and unceremoniously dismissed from her latest position without so much as a penny of severance pay, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew (McDormand) realizes that in order to stay financially afloat she'll need to find a new job fast. Though she has worn out her welcome at the unemployment office due to her propensity to lose jobs, she's determined to seize the day and keep an open mind. Before she's booted from the office, she takes note of a job opening that is a little outside of her experience, but decides to pursue it, pretending she is the prospective employee the office was planning to recommend. Becoming a "social secretary" may not be exactly what Miss Pettigrew had in mind when the time came to seek out a new job, yet she hopes that her enthusiasm will offset her inexperience and throws caution to the wind. Upon arriving at the penthouse of up-and-coming American entertainer Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams), the unassuming Miss Pettigrew becomes instantly swept up in the high-society milieu. But serving as social secretary to one of the busiest women in the city is no easy task, and before the day is over, Miss Pettigrew and her new charge will both learn a thing or two about life and love. Now, as Miss Pettigrew helps Delysia make informed career decisions and choose between one of three potential suitors, her own attraction to a handsome clothing designer named Joe (Ciarán Hands) could prove her undoing. Joe's current fiancée, Edythe (Shirley Henderson), is an insolent fashion maven with little patience for those she deems incompetent or unworthy of the spotlight, and she currently has her targets locked onto a certain social secretary who doesn't yet grasp the complex social mechanisms of the high-society lifestyle. Simon Beaufoy and David Magee co-author a screenplay directed by Bharat Nalluri.


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Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2008
UPC: 0025195016230
Original Release: 2008
Rating: PG-13
Source: Focus Features
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:00:00
Sales rank: 12,581

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Making an Unforgettable Day; Miss Pettigrew's Long Trip to Hollywood

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frances McDormand Miss Guinevere Pettigrew
Amy Adams Delysia Lafosse
Lee Pace Michael
Ciarán Hinds Joe
Shirley Henderson Edythe
Tom Payne Phil
Mark Strong Nick
Clare Clifford Margery
Sarah Kants Annabel Darlington
Christina Cole Charlotte Warren
Stephanie Cole Miss Holt
Beatie Edney Mrs. Brummegan
Matthew Ryan Gerry
Mo Zainal Lenny
Katy Murphy Miss Holt's Assistant
Sally Leonard Woman at Train Station
Tim Potter Nightclub Patron
David Alexander Chestnut Seller
Paul Englishby Conductor

Technical Credits
Bharat Nalluri Director
Simon Beaufoy Screenwriter
Nellie Bellflower Producer
Anita Burger Makeup
Leo Davis Casting
John DeBorman Cinematographer
Karen Elliott Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Englishby Score Composer
Simon Fraser Production Manager
Frank Frattaroli Executive Producer
Jane Frazer Co-producer
Stephen Garrett Producer
Nick Gottschalk Art Director
Sarah Greenwood Production Designer
Tim Halloran Stunts
Fae Hammond Makeup
Guy Heley Asst. Director
Mark Holt Special Effects Supervisor
David Magee Screenwriter
Frances McDormand Executive Producer
Niall Moroney Art Director
Chris Munro Sound/Sound Designer
Jack Murphy Choreography
Michael O'Connor Costumes/Costume Designer
Barney Pilling Editor
Curtis Rivers Stunts
Katie Spencer Set Decoration/Design
Maggi Townley Associate Producer
Paul Webster Executive Producer
Su Westwood Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
1. Governess of Last Resort (Main Titles) [5:28]
2. The Leading Lady [6:22]
3. First Man [3:15]
4. Second Man [3:46]
5. Strong, Confident Firm [6:46]
6. Topping the Bill [3:29]
7. Appreciating the Female Figure [5:53]
8. Transformation [4:22]
9. Third Man [6:33]
10. All Or Nothing [3:33]
11. Love Is Not a Game [6:12]
12. Official Announcement [6:58]
13. Just a Grub [2:13]
14. The Next Dance [4:40]
15. Change in Program [4:33]
16. Not a Second to Waste [4:47]
17. Grateful for the Truth [3:01]
18. Bon Voyage [2:50]
19. Looking for You [2:39]
20. End Titles [4:11]
Disc #1, Side B -- Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
1. Governess of Last Resort (Main Titles) [5:28]
2. The Leading Lady [6:22]
3. First Man [3:15]
4. Second Man [3:46]
5. Strong, Confident, Firm [6:46]
6. Topping the Bill [3:29]
7. Appreciating the Female Figure [5:53]
8. Transformation [4:22]
9. Third Man [6:33]
10. All Or Nothing [3:33]
11. Love Is Not a Game [6:12]
12. Official Announcement [6:58]
13. Just a Grub [2:13]
14. The Next Dance [4:40]
15. Change in Program [4:33]
16. Not a Second to Waste [4:47]
17. Grateful for the Truth [3:01]
18. Bon Voyage [2:50]
19. Looking For You [2:39]
20. End Titles [4:11]

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