Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (drama) Reviews.
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (drama)
Cast: Amy Adams, Frances McDormand, Ciaran Hinds
Direction: Bharat Nalluri
MANOJ Night Shyamalan might soon not be the only desi out there, for Bharat Nalluri has created waves with his debut venture: a wacky comedy that re-creates the 1940s in London, even as it unfolds like a sweet, lyrical fairy tale about love and ever-after.
The film traces a day in the life of Mrs Pettigrew (Frances McDormand), a woman who is hungry, friendless and minus a job as she walks through the streets of a city that is a strange contrast. On the one hand, London is quintessential Dicken’s as it prepares for war and on the other, there is the gilded society that couldn’t care less for the harsh realities of life. Our desperate woman seeks temporary refuge with a young singer (Amy Adams) who must practise time-management between her three suitors. More importantly, she must decide between the three and settle for love or career. Now that’s not such a difficult task with the sensible Mrs Pettigrew around to tutor her. But will our delightfully destitute heroine find the love of her life too?
Why not! Believe in the fairy tale. Believe in Frances McDormand, who pitches in a perfect act. And believe in the magic of zany, unconventional storytelling.