Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
|Release Date||:||March 7, 2008|
|Genres||:||Drama, Comedy, Romance|
|Production Company||:||Kudos Productions Ltd., Focus Features, Shine Pictures, Twins Financing, Keylight Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Director||:||Bharat Nalluri, Sue Hills|
|Writers||:||Simon Beaufoy, David Magee, Winifred Watson|
|Casts||:||Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciarán Hinds, Clare Clifford, Christina Cole, Shirley Henderson, David Alexander, Mark Strong, Stephanie Cole, Beatie Edney, Sarah Kants, Sally Leonard, Katy Murphy, Tim Potter, Tom Payne|
|Plot Keywords||:||london england, world war ii, singer, governess, piano|
This reminded me of something that Irene Dunne or Norma Shearer would have starred in as Delysia, with Cary Grant playing the love interest, Michael. The cast was excellent. Frances McDormand in the title role was outstanding. Ciaran Hinds (Julius Ceaser from HBO's "Rome") was great. The screenplay was first-rate. The cinematography was perfect, capturing pre-WWII London flawlessly.
What really made the movie standout was Amy Adams as Delysia. She truly shined in her role. She has quickly become among the top tier female actors in Hollywood. She has great acting range in both comic and dramatic roles, and she can sing. She's got it all. Her love interest in the film, Lee Pace, was also very good. They had the type of chemistry that worked so well in the best 1930's screwball comedies with Cary Grant & Irene Dunne, among others.
This is a very good movie, well directed, written, & acted. I would recommend this movie to anyone in the mood for a good romantic comedy.