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Miss Pettigrew lives for a day [DVD videorecording] / Universal ; Focus Features presents a Kudos Pictures and Keylight Entertainment production ; produced by Nellie Bellflower, Stephen Garrett ; screenplay by David Magee and Simon Beaufoy ; directed by Bharat Nalluri.

Contributor(s): Bellflower, Nellie | Garrett, Stephen | Magee, David, 1962- | Beaufoy, Simon | Nalluri, Bharat | Adams, Amy | Henderson, Shirley, 1965- | Hinds, Ciaran | McDormand, Frances | Pace, Lee, 1979- | Strong, Mark, 1963- | Watson, Winifred, 1906-2002. Miss Pettigrew lives for a day | Keylight Entertainment Group | Kudos Productions Ltd | Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: FilmFilmSeries: Focus Features spotlight series: Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2008Description: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Social secretaries -- England -- London -- Drama | Women entertainers -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- England -- London -- Drama | Women -- Social life and customs -- Drama | Nineteen thirties -- Drama | London (England) -- Drama | Secretarios sociales -- Inglaterra -- London -- Teatro | Actrices -- Inglaterra -- London -- Teatro | Social secretaries -- England -- London -- Drama | Women entertainers -- Drama | Man-woman relationship -- England -- London -- Drama | Women -- Social life and customs -- Drama | London (England) -- DramaGenre/Form: Feature films. | Fiction films. | Romantic comedy films. | DVDs for the hearing impaired. | Romance -- Feature. | Comedy -- Feature. | Women -- Feature. | Feature films. | Comedy films.DDC classification: 791.43/72
Production Credits: Director of photography, John de Borman ; editor, Barney Pilling ; music composed by Paul Englishby ; costume designer, Michael O'Connor ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood.
Cast: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciarán Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Mark Strong.Summary: 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.
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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.

Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciarán Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Mark Strong.

Director of photography, John de Borman ; editor, Barney Pilling ; music composed by Paul Englishby ; costume designer, Michael O'Connor ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood.

Based on the novel by Winifred Watson.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for some partial nudity and innuendo.

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.

Special features : Deleted scenes; Miss Pettigrew's long trip to Hollywood; Making an unforgettable day.

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