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Miss Potter Movie Poster

Miss Potter Movie Poster

This is a sweet and whimsical biopic story of  Beatrix Potter (Renee Zellweger). It focuses on the development of the characters she illustrated and created stories of. It shows Beatrix as a child, growing up with a fantastical mind of stories and illustrations.

Beatrix is independant and a loner but quite content to live in the realm of her characters, although her mother is disaproving of her pursuit of publicating her works. I am not generally a huge fan of Renee Zellweger as her acting is generally ‘child-like’ , odd and slightly unhinged (probably not unlike her private life). However, this part definitely suited her – OR perhaps I am only jealous that she played alongside Colin Firth in Bridget Jones’s Diary 😉

Norman Warne (Ewan McGregor) plays a really good part too. Norman Warne is sweet and kindly and encourages and inspires Beatrix with her work as the success of her first publication exceeded expectations. It is a love story that has limitations with confining social values of the Victorian era.

Millie Warne (Emily Watson) befriends Beatrix as they share a common ground – they are both spinsters with independance.

I remember reading and owning Peter Rabbit as a child, and I still have my ‘Bunnykins’ plate and bowl set that I used as a child. Watching this brought back a flood of memories of childhood.

Starring: Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson

I enjoyed this movie, it had breathtaking scenery and captured the essence of the main characters emotions. The animations used to bring her charaters to life were a delight and nicely  produced – It is worth viewing.

I Rate it: ♥♥

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