Sunday, April 15, 2007

Miss Potter

We saw Miss Potter (*** Good) today... 3 and a 1/2 months after it's release.  Some movies are slow to arrive in Chico (understatement of the year) if they aren't big Hollywood productions.  Thank goodness for the Pageant Theater or we would have had to see it on DVD.

Now, about the movie.  The only reason I give it three stars is that the scenery was absolutely lovely, and the story of Beatrix Potter's stories is charming.

Ren�Zellweger plays Miss Potter.  More than once I thought, "Oops, you can see her acting."  It was distracting.  Ewan McGregor plays her publisher pretty well.  The animation bit, where Potter's characters appear to move on the page, was fun.

I've been to Potter's neighborhood in the Lake District.  I think it was raining the entire time we were there.  Seeing it in the film was like deja vu.

I say wait for the DVD unless you especially like British scenery.  The NY Times gives a review here.

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