Saturday, June 21, 2008

I've Always Been A Complete Sucker For Period Pieces.....

Perhaps it started with Gone With The Wind and carried on throughout my life with the likes of Wuthering Heights and many others. I adore movies that are "period pieces". Last of the Mohicans, Out of Africa, Emma, Sense & Sensibility, Dangerous Liasons, Valmont, Cold Comfort Farm, Vanity Fair, Braveheart and the list goes on and on.



A couple of nights ago, I was fortunate enough to come across a movie that I'd not see before and was thrilled with it. It's called Miss Potter and is an actual account of the life of Beatrix Potter, which is quite charming. Ever since my daughter was born, I'd been collecting Beatrix Potter figurines for her, never having known the true story behind the woman. If you're a period piece nutcake like me, then you must see this film, because it is simply fascinating.


I've never much cared for Renee Zellwegger until I saw her in Bridget Jones and then in Chicago. Now, with this new addition to my her repertoire, I think she's a seethingly brilliant actress and I cannot seem to get enough of her work. Well, the good work anyway.




She was a modern woman in a Victorian Society and refused to conform and it's the loveliest movie. She also had a mother like The Brown Recluse, which makes me feel as if we have a secret between us... even though she's been dead for quite some time. At any rate, I highly recommend this chick flick. I give it 4 stars!

11 comments:

Pam said...

Snooty, I "happened" onto this movie while in OKC last month. It was fabulous. I missed the first twenty minutes or so, and the other night I caught it again. Beautiful! Having only boys, we didn't really get into the figurines (although I wish I knew how much we spent on Star Wars and GI Joes) from her books, we did read some of the stories. I also forget what a good actress Ms. Zellwiger is...she always seems to "be" whatever part she plays...amazing!

Treasia said...

I will have to check this movie out now.

noble pig said...

Yay a new movie to rent...I have really needed a new one lately. Thanks!

brneyedgal967 said...

Me and the girls saw this movie and I think we've watched it TWICE now. Excellent movie.

And if you like Renee Zellweger, you should catch her performance in "Cold Mountain" - also starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Donald Sutherland. Excellent movie!

Daryl said...

Telling Husband to put it in his queue at NetFlix! I am so/so about Renee but I did love her in Nurse Betty

:-Daryl

gaining some lb's said...

Of the bazillion and one old movies I have seen in my life, I have yet to see Gone with the Wind. True Story.


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Janie said...

Gotta see it! Thanks for the review!

Flea said...

I'd read good reviews but hadn't seen it. Thanks for bringing it back on the radar!

Kareer Woman said...

I've never heard of this movie, but will have to check it out, thanks!

scargosun said...

oooo! That has been on HBO or sometihng similar recently. Now I am going to have to watch it as I LOVED BP as a kid.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I love ALL of the movies you listed. Have you seen Becoming Jane yet?

 

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