R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
The role of Poppy was written specifically for Sally Hawkins.
The Road to Reality...
Poppy: Don't wanna be going there!
At one point Scott admonishes Poppy and asks her how old she is. Poppy replies she is 30. Scott would have known Poppy's age as he inspected her provisional driving license at the beginning of their first driving lesson. Towards the end of the film Poppy's age comes up again when Scott guesses that she is 22 when, as previously explained, he would have been fully aware of her age. The latter incident could have been deliberate flattery on the part of Scott.
£385,190 (UK) (20 April 2008)
$3,494,485 (USA) (18 January 2009)
Check out our guide to the SXSW 2019, what to watch on TV, and a look back at the 2018-2019 awards season.