*wry* We saw a preview at Nativity Story over Christmas and it made me want to go out and buy Beatrix Potter books for my little baby. I stopped myself just in time, figuring these I can pick up at half price or thrift store if I start looking now.
Hi Meredith,My mom saw this movie and raved and raved. She said it was the best movie she had seen. I think ever. I don't know, she just REALLY liked it, and when she gets that excited, I would have to reccomend it too. Thank you for this wonderful blog. I've been reading here for a long time and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it.Thank you,Kelly
It sounds lovely but got mixed reviews here, as follows:"The vision of the English writer and naturalist...is sweet, clever in its use of animation, occasionally enchanting and momentarily heart-rending. Zellweger is entirely capable in the title role and her hard-won English accent is above reproach.Yet the film does a disservice to Potter by suggesting she was little more than a lonely spinster, kept in virtual captivity by her controlling parents, until she turned 36...Potter had a colourful early life...Her interest in nature led her to study lichens and algae, sketching images of them via the microscope she had to furtively use. She impressed fellow scientists long before she became the most popular of children's authors...The film ...conclud[es] with a suggestion that in her later years, Beatrix Potter was a rich farm owner in England's picturesque Lake District, happily ensconced in her Hill Top Farm abode and buying adjacent properties to preserve her view. More truthfully, she became a successful farmer and ardent environmentalist, inspired by the example of a local vicar who created the National Trust, one of the world's largest conservation organizations." So enjoy the film but know it's not a true picture of her.GrammaMack
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