July 24, 2007

The Other Potter

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I know, I know. I'm so lame for not reading the last Harry Potter book. Sorry, dudes. However, last weekend I watched the charming movie on the life of the second most famous Potter: Beatrix Potter. In Miss Potter (DVD), Renee Zellwegger plays the 30-ish Miss Potter who is finding it hard to find a publisher for her 'Bunny Book'. She finds an ally in Norman Warne (Ewan MacGregor) who guides her through the publishing process and they fall in love. Of course, there are obstacles. Norman is a 'trade' as her snooty mother reminds her and her parents try hard to break them apart. Although the story is mostly about this brief period of her life, we do get to see the Bunny Lover as a child and the beginning of her life as the saviour of the Lake District. It wasn't a sweeping romance (no love scenes in the rain) but Renee and Ewan have great chemistry. Also, Renee is dead on as this odd but sweet woman. You might want to put the hubbys to bed first. Mine fell asleep.

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  1. I really want to see this one. Thanks for the review.

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  2. Hmm. I saw this the other day at Blockbuster, but got Shooter instead. :) I guess at the time Mark Wahlburg was more tempting. Ha ha! Nice review.

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