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Miss Potter [DVD] [2006] [English] [Region 1]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Academy-Award winning actress Renee Zellweger (COLD MOUNTAIN) stars as the best-selling children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter in the biopic MISS POTTER. Set in Victorian England, the film follows Potter's life, from a little girl with a wild imagination and a fascination for woodland animals to an independent young woman in pursuit of a career in illustration and storytelling, despite the urging of her domineering mother to follow in her footsteps in high society. After struggling to find a publisher who would take her ideas and talent seriously, Miss Potter finally landed a chance with Frederick Warne & Company. While she worked diligently with her publisher--the youngest of the Warne brothers, Norman (Ewan McGregor)--on her debut book, THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT, the two fell in love and became secretly engaged. They continued to work together on the follow-up books, which would make her one of the most beloved and bestselling authors of all time.

    Zellweger lights up the screen with her portrayal as Potter, revealing that the woman who hid behind the children's books led a fascinating and sometimes dramatic life. The film celebrates Potter's creativity and innovation, illustrating how she was a woman ahead of her time who--despite her high social standing--still took pleasure in the simple things in life. Zellweger and McGregor (MOULIN ROUGE) have tremendous on-screen chemistry, and Emily Watson (BREAKING THE WAVES), who plays Norman's sister Millie, contributes a fantastic supporting-role performance.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 80174

  • Credits
    Rene Zellweger, Renee Zellweger, Renee Kathleen Zellweger, Emily Watson, Ewan McGregor, Lloyd Owen
  • Critic Reviews
    3 stars out of 5 -- "[The role] gives Zellweger something to sink her thesping teeth into....It proves surprisingly touching."
    Total Film

    "As you watch, you're carried along by Zellweger's dotty eccentric glow..." -- Grade: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "Potter emerges as a plucky heroine for all seasons....MISS POTTER is easy on the eyes..."
    New York Times

    "MISS POTTER is an unabashed Victorian charmer so old-fashioned and earnest that it could have been written by Miss Beatrix herself."
    Box Office

    "Director Chris Noonan...brings some of Potter's most famous characters to life with a subtle mix of live action and animation."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] touching biopic....It offers some interesting insights into Beatrix Potter the woman as well as the writer."
    Ultimate DVD

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