PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance
Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
Winifred Watson's book was published the fall of 1938 and it became a smash hit. Plans were in the works for a Hollywood film version starring Billie Burke as Miss Pettigrew, but the start of WWII brought those plans to a halt. The publisher re-released the book in 2000 which lead to it being "found" again by Hollywood after 60+ years.
Not everything comes along just when we want it. There are times when decisions just have to be made, or you certainly will miss out.
When Miss Pettigrew leaves the office and is fired from the agency, her overcoat is dark green, the next scene shows her overcoat a dark yellow/tan and then into Dylesia's apartment complex, a dark green color once again.
Before the end credits, there is a black screen and a voice calling "some music please", after which music starts playing and the credits start rolling.
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