Monday, December 6, 2010

Movie Mondays

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Book, 1938 by Winifred Watson

Miss Pettigrew, an approaching-middle-age governess, was accustomed to a household of unruly English children. When her employment agency sends her to the wrong address, her life takes an unexpected turn. The alluring nightclub singer, Delysia LaFosse, becomes her new employer, and Miss Pettigrew encounters a kind of glamour that she had only met before at the movies. Over the course of a single day, both women are changed forever.

Movie, 2008 directed by Bharat Nalluri

Features: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams

Tagline: Every Woman Will Have Her Day.

Awards: It was nominated for the People's Choice Award for Favorite Independent Movie (lost to The Secret Life of Bees).

Have you read the book or seen the movie?

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