Friday, August 15, 2008

Miss Potter

Miss Potter
After a summer of watching films my family chose, Iron Man, Wall-E, The Incredible Hulk, There Will Be Blood, 3:10 to Yuma and finally the Dark Knight, I was happy to see them sit down to watch one of my movie choices without me even asking them to do so. Tonight's movie was 2006's Miss Potter starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan MacGregor and directed by Chris Noonan.Peter Rabbit

The movie tells the story of the author and illustrator of the beloved Peter Rabbit and the other delightful animals still popular with children worldwide even after all these years.
Peter Rabbit cover
As I watched the beginning of the movie, I was not sure that the actor chosen to portray Miss Potter was the right choice. I felt Miss Zellweger's acting was too stilted and that she made too many exaggerated facial expressions. However, as I continued to watch, I found her portrayal of Beatrix Potter to be charming. She was the right actor for this part.Beatrix Potter

This movie that had elements of romance, fantasy, conservation, etc. was good enough to capture and hold the attention of two action/adventure loving guys. They even thanked me for movie selection.Jemima Puddle Duck

The way the movie was created was quite clever. I really enjoyed seeing the familiar characters come to life.

I fell in love with the movie and the characters. This is now on my list of favorite movies.

4 comments:

Love2Learn Mom said...

We LOVED Miss Potter! :)

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Ooohh... I am adding it to my Netflix queue! Ana

Candise and Crew said...

DD and I were treated to a mid-winter showing of "Miss Potter" at the historic Glenwood Theater (rescued and restored into an Art Movie Theater). Of course we bought the DVD as soon as it was out. This is the story about how writers write and stay true to their dreams and imaginations! Oh to visit the Lake District again.
-Candise & Crew

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

We watched it--and loooved it!