Miss Pettigrew lives for a day

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Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008].


General Note
Based on the novel by Winifred Watson.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
General Note
Special features : deleted scenes, Miss Pettigrew's long trip to Hollywood, Making an unforgettable day, feature commentary with director Bharat Nalluri.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, John de Borman ; editor, Barney Pilling ; music, Paul Englishby ; costume designer, Michael O'Connor ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood.
Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciaran Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Mark Strong.
In 1939 London, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew is a middle-aged governess who finds herself once again unfairly dismissed from her job. Now she must seize the day if she wants a job. She does this by intercepting an employment assignment outside of her comfort level as social secretary. Arriving at a penthouse apartment for the interview, Miss Pettigrew is catapulted into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse. Suddenly, Miss Pettigrew finds herself swept into the world of high society. Within hours she is living it up. Taking the social secretary designation to heart, she tries to help her new friend Delysia navigate both a love life and career. This is complicated by the three men in Delysias life: devoted pianist Michael, intimidating nightclub owner Nick, and impressionable junior impresario Phil. Miss Pettigrew herself is unexpectedly drawn to the gallant Joe, a successful designer who is tenuously engaged to haughty fashion maven Edythe - the one person who senses that the new social secretary may be out of her element and schemes to undermine her. Over the next 24 hours, Guinevere and Delysia will empower each other to discover their romantic destinies.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some partial nudity and innuendo.
System Details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) and widescreen (2.35:1) presentations; Dolby Digital 5.1.
English or dubbed French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bellflower, N., Garrett, S., Magee, D., Beaufoy, S., Nalluri, B., Adams, A., Henderson, S., Hinds, C., McDormand, F., Pace, L., Strong, M., & Watson, W. (2008). Miss Pettigrew lives for a day . Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nellie. Bellflower et al.. 2008. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nellie. Bellflower et al.. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bellflower, Nellie., et al. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2008.

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