Monday, July 30, 2007
My friend and fellow anglophile, Steph, recommended seeing Miss Potter, the movie about the life of Beatrix Potter, English author and illustrator of Peter Rabbit and Friends. Gather your Beatrix Potter collection, you'll want to read about Benjamin Bunny and Jemima Puddle Duck again. This is a great summer family movie. Like Peter Pan author E.M. Barrie, it's sweetly reminiscent of Finding Neverland, without the pedophilia undertones.
It's rated PG, for mild language. Either I'm really jaded and didn't notice, or it was an English slur I didn't understand. Either way, it's a delightful movie, or as the movie jacket says, enchanting. Enchanting indeed. You'll want to speak with your finest British accent the rest of the day.
Also an added bonus; I had forgotten about the lesser popular book Hunka Munka. I found this to be a perfectly fitting nickname for my husband, which I'm delighted to use on the hour.