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Year: 2008
USA: Focus Features
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciaran Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Mark Strong, Stephanie Cole,Katy Murphy, Clare Clifford, Christina Cole, Beatie Edney, Sarah Kants, Tom Payne, Matt Ryan
Director: Bharat Nalluri
Country: UK
USA & UK: 91 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some partial nudity and innuendo
UK Certificate: PG contains mild violence, language, nudity and innuendo
USA Release Date: 7 March 2008 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 15 August 2008 (Limited Release)
UK DVD Release Date: 9 March 2009


"Every woman will have her day."

Can you get a life and discover love, all in one day? Two women are about to find out.

In the sophisticated and heartfelt comedy MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY, Academy Award winner Frances McDormand plays the film's title role opposite Academy Award nominee Amy Adams (star of the blockbuster ENCHANTED).

Set in 1939 London, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) is a drab, middle-aged governess who is once again unfairly dismissed from her job, without any severance pay. Deciding to throw caution to the wind for the first time in two decades, Miss Pettigrew intercepts an employment assignment outside of her comfort level as "social secretary."

Miss Pettigrew suddenly finds herself catapulted into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams) when she turns up for an interview at a luxurious penthouse. Within hours of accepting her new position, Miss Pettigrew is caught up in this daily euphoric life of her new boss and starts living it up.

Taking the "social secretary" designation to heart, she tries to help her new friend Delysia navigate a love life and career, both of which are complicated by the three men in Delysia's life. Not only that but Miss Pettigrew herself is blushingly drawn to the gallant Joe (Ciaran Hinds), a successful designer who is engaged to the haughty Edythe (Shirley Henderson).

Unfortunately it is Edythe who senses that the new "social secretary" may be out of her depth and schemes to undermine her while over the next 24 hours, Guinevere and Delysia will empower each other to discover their romantic destinies.


Deleted Scenes (09:07)
Miss Pettigrew's Long Trip to Hollywood (08:15)
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