Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Director: Bharat Nalluri
Year Released: 2008
Rating: 2.0

Tepid simulation of a WWII-era woman's picture has a meddling governess (Frances McDormand) coming to the assistance of a bed-bouncing, boyfriend-juggling 'actress/singer' (Amy Adams) who will do anything to land a key role; meanwhile, the governess can't seem to get a regular meal and is dirt poor. Adams and McDormand have chemistry together - Adams is playing the same giddy, wide-eyed role she had in Enchanted and McDormand plays dowdy efficiently - though it would be foolish to recommend seeing this when one would be better advised to actually watch a movie from that era (rendering this somewhat superfluous). At least revitalizing the humor may have helped this movie's cause somewhat - Adams' buoyancy can only make up for so much.