Friday, April 24, 2015

Let's talk about: Miss Potter

Miss Potter is one of my favorite movies. 
It tells the life story of Beatrix Potter, author of the Peter Rabbit books and many other wonderful stories. 
As much as I have always loved Beatrix Potter's books, I didn't know much about her as a person. 
This movie lets us in on her story. 
We see Beatrix as a young girl already telling stories and drawing her beautiful watercolor pictures. 
(played by adorable Lucy Boynton)

Most of the movie takes place as she is finally finding success with her books. 
A publishing house agrees to publish her but doesn't believe it will be a success. 
They use her as a way to keep their youngest brother busy so they can be in charge of the books they think are actually important. 
Norman Warne, played by Ewan McGregor, is wonderful.

He is as enchanted by her books as we are. 

I think we all fall in love with him alongside her.

Through her acquaintance with him she also makes a best friend of his single sister Millie Warne (played by Emily Watson). 

This movie is filled with magic, 

beautiful scenery (that breathtaking Lake District!), 

and a kiss that got my vote as one of the best movie kisses ever. 

It is charming, sweet, romantic, heartbreaking, and inspiring. 

Renee Zellweger does a tremendous job of bringing Beatrix to life.

Lloyd Owen also does a fantastic job at helping us to soothe our heartbreak with his portrayal of William Heelis. 

You don't have to be a huge fan of Beatrix Potter to love this movie (though it does make it even more special!). It is a wonderful story. 

Here is the trailer:

  And for those of you who have already seen it I think you will love this video as much as I do. 



The Kings said...

Well, watching the trailers gave me goosebumps and a tear to my eye! Yep, I guess I liked the movie!!!

cheryl said...

Yes! I guess it does. :)
You need to watch it again. Even though I know you just watched it.

Donna said...

Okay, I really need to see this movie.