Saturday, January 26, 2008

Miss Potter

Saw a delightful movie the other day that I'm happy to recommend for the entire family--"Miss Potter," based, of course, on the life of Beatrix Potter, author of Peter Rabbit and many other stories you probably loved as a child.  You can watch the movie trailer here

Beatrix was unconventional in her day, but charming and loyal and adamant about her little book.  I'm no artist, but I was moved by her beautiful art and the charming life she led--which was not without tragedy, of course.  (I don't know how much of the movie is actually biographical and how much conflict was inserted for story's sake, but it is a satisfying film.) 

And the farm--who wouldn't be inspired writing in a place like that!  Although I don't know how she had much time for her fancifully realistic art while she was overseeing a working farm. 

Lovely movie.  Rent it today and enjoy! 



Anonymous said...

I rented this one about 3 weeks ago, and LOVED it. Was brought up on her books and they are now in the hands of my grandchildren. Real treasures! Clyde

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

I meant to see this when it came out and forgot! Thanks for the reminder. :)

Megan DiMaria said...

We watched that movie last night. It's charming. I loved her line about opening sentences, something about saying you never know where they'll lead you.

A prisoner of hope,

C.J. Darlington said...

I saw this movie last week and couldn't stop thinking about it. Wonderful film. And according to Wikipedia, much of it is based on fact. Of course, it was Wikipedia. :)

Ruth said...

I loved this movie as well. From the little bit of biographical reading I did online after watching this, the film is relatively close to her actual life events.

Amy said...

I, too, loved this movie!

Leslie said...

I rented this movie months ago. I absolutely adored it.

Funny thing was when later I was watching movies that are supposedly talking place in the 1800's and the kids are reading Peter Rabbit. Anachronisms. Lovely.