Wednesday, June 6, 2007
My husband and I decided to take a break from the baby and have a grown-up date night for the first time in so many months. We were thinking to catch one of the big blockbuster movies that are so popular right now, but changed our minds at the last minute. Instead we decided to see "Miss Potter", a drama about the life of Beatrix Potter (who created the famous children's book character, Peter Rabbit).
It was absolutely wonderful!
It stars Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor as the writer and publisher who meet and eventually fall in love. Emily Watson plays McGregor's feminist sister, in a knock-out supporting role that almost steals the show. The acting was excellent, the locations superb (*sigh* how I miss merry old England *sigh*) and the plot was funny, touching and poignant. Want to know the best part? No language, sex or violence; and the story just happens to be true! A definite must-see film!