Miss Potter

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Director: Chris Noonan
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson
RunTime: 92 mins
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG

Ms Bunny Girl Renée Zellweger doesn't need to gain any more weight for her latest role, but puts on a crooked smile (some say overly botoxed) playing Beatrix Potter. The British accent stays though.

I am not sure if children in this urbanised culture would still enjoy Petter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and Tom Kitten, all simple stories with a simple moral. No melodrama or complicated issues, Miss Potter is also a simple story about an extraordinary woman.

Beatrix Potter is not only an artist and writer but a scientist and conservationist as well. The movie chooses to focus on her love life and her joy with talking to her animated 'friends'. Critics may slam it for being saccharine sweet, predictable, and lightweight. However, I think the main appeal of Chris Noonan's movies (whose last movie was Babe the pig a decade ago) was in its childlike charm.

Do not read too much of the synopsis which would give too much away, but watch it with a big smile. The charm of the movie was infectious, and appeal of Beatrix Potter even more. A stubborn person who refuses to be tied down by society, talks to animals and lives life to the fullest – can we find such a person now?

I laughed and I cried along, enjoying the lustrous Hill Top scenery, enchanting soundtrack. Never mind the crooked smile of Renee Zellweger. Ewan Mc Gregor, Emily Watson and of course Peter Rabbit would delight and bring out the child in you.

Miss Potter – Absolutely charming

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