Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – the Movie

After losing a nanny position due to her gruff demeanor, Guinevere Pettigrew steals a business card and gets herself into a social secretary position with a London socialite. The movie follows her from morning through the day and the night. We get a glimpse of London society in the time of WW II, with all its pretensions, affectations, pomp and falseness. The only real person is Pettigrew, it seems.

I had a hard time getting into this movie, and eventually finished watching it simply because I wanted to know how it would end. It was predictable and lightly enjoyable to watch.

The moral is: be true and honest and forthright, and you will find likewise. Be deceitful, and things crumble, sometimes very quickly. In this movie, Pettigrew wins and gets the unexpected prize. And if you want to find out what it is, you just have to watch the movie. But don’t all trip over yourselves now.

Rating: *

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