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.
The director had to ask Lee Pace to leave the set because Amy Adams admittedly was too distracted by him since "he just looked so dashing."
You people, with your green drinks and your parties and your subterfuges! You're all playing at love. One minute her, the next minute someone else, flit, flit, flit! We'll, I'm not playing. Love is not a game.
The film takes place immediately before the outbreak of World War II, when England told Germany that they would declare war if Germany invaded Poland. Germany did so, and England declared war in early September, 1939. However, the film depicts an advanced state of autumn, with cool winds, dead leaves, etc. In actuality, war was declared on a beautiful late summer's day in England. It was not yet autumn.
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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