Sunday, 5 February 2012

Miss Potter

“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.” - Beatrix Potter. A beautiful statement, and certainly a true one! There is also something quite delicious about reading one of her's gorgeous children's books - and it doesn't seem to matter how old you are, there is just something about her stories that bring one joy. The 2006 Phoenix Pictures film, "Miss Potter", directed by Chris Noonan, starring Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor and Emily Watson is a beautiful tale of Beatrix Potter's struggle to find love, happiness and success.

 Perfectly crafted, the movie begins with a stunning scene of Beatrix doing the thing she loves most - painting. Set in 1902, she is portrayed as a sweet young woman, still unmarried and living in her parents home, with a different set of priorities from that of rich and somewhat snobby parents. All Miss Potter really wants is to paint animals, and write stories, but her parents never really recognized her as capable of such things. But Beatrix herself is determined, and finds herself a publisher! And although it seems unlikely, she eventually finds herself a publisher for her "rabbits in jackets". And along with a publisher, new friendships... Well, I won't tell you any more - I will let you enjoy this amazing movie to the max!

Aside from being beautifully made, and very well acted, Miss Potter is one of my (and Violet's) very favourite movies, because it is totally clean! It is also rated G, which means absolutely anyone can watch it, and feel comfy to do so. And it is very much enjoyed by adults and children alike!

So many movies based on true stories lose the essence of who the person was, and what they stood for, by creating a Hollywood drama. Miss Potter does not. Although one of the characters is very much a feminist, this can be over-looked, and does not encroach on the true nature of the story, in my opinion. Highly recommended - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Violet said...

Hi Daisy!
Thanks for posting about this! It is lovely to read a review on a movie that I so much enjoy! It makes me want to watch it all over again! God bless, and have a good day.
Your friend,

Ella said...

This is such a lovely movie.
Finding Nverland is like it,have you seen it?
P.S.Thnaks for following my blog

Violet said...

Hi Ella!
Yes, we think Miss Potter is indeed a lovely movie! We haven't seen Finding Neverland, though - but we will have to as Peter Pan is among our favourite children stories! Thank you for following our blog too!
God bless!

Daisy said...

I'm glad you liked the post, Violet :D We will have to watch it again soon!! A Miss Potter tea party, methinks! ;)

Daisy said...

Oooh, yes, it sounds good - we will definitely have to watch it! :D

Rissi said...

LOVE this sweet little movie - Renee is charming as Miss Potter. =) The on-line webzine I write for is going to feature Miss Potter as just one of the "great" costume dramas in our spring issue.

You girls have made me want to see this one again. =)

Daisy said...

Oooh, yay!! Glad you liked my review!! :D I'd never written one before, so I wasn't sure about it haha. Miss Potter is such a sweet movie, and the costumes truly are amazing!! I would love to read the feature in your webzine :D
Daisy ♥