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Movie Preview: Miss Potter

If you're anything like me, Beatrix Potter's adorable illustrated storybooks take you back to your childhood, when rabbits wore coats and every proper duck lady had a bonnet. I was fascinated with Potter's animal worlds, and it's impressive how her tales continue to charm people more than 100 years after The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published!

Thus, I am really excited to see the film about Potter’s life, Miss Potter, starring Renee Zellweger as Beatrix and Ewan McGregor as her publisher, Norman Warne. Potter led an interesting life: Being home schooled, she looked to her pets for friendship and felt strongly about protecting the environment from the negative effects of tourism and industry. She tried to enroll in the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, but was rejected because she was a woman. She became engaged to Warne secretly, since her parents disapproved of her marrying a man who worked for a living. In her will, she left most of her English Lake District property to the National Trust, and the area remains unspoiled to this day.

In theaters this Friday, the film looks like it will delight anyone with a soft spot for Potter’s works. Until then, you can visit The World of Peter Rabbit website to wax nostalgic with Flopsy, Mopsy, and other old favorites. Also, check out the trailer below and let me know what you think: Are you as interested in Miss Potter as I am?

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renée-rox renée-rox 10 years
down with love is cool renée is brilliant at playing british charaters so shhhhh lol
kristya kristya 10 years
A few of my friends have saw it and said it was really good! I can't wait to see it. And I think Renee is a great actress.
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 10 years
this looks like a rubbish movie.. :/
kristya kristya 10 years
I've heard that it's really good. Renee is a fantastic actress. I really can't wait to see it!
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 10 years
I loved Renee and Ewan in Down with Love. Should be good. I'll see it.
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
down with love was cute! i dunno, i'll prolly skip this movie.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
Renee and Ewan together again! Down with Love was pretty cute, did anyone see that?
Miami-Gal Miami-Gal 10 years
The real question regarding the casting is who keeps casting Renee to play British characters????? Shoot, Kate Winslet would have been a great choice.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Emily Watson would have been a good choice, too, for the leading role. The Lake District scenery alone should be spectacular. Another on my to-see list.
kimretta kimretta 10 years
yeah, I would have loved to see Emily Watson instead of Renee -- it's weird to me that she's in the movie but not as Miss Potter!
caramel-latte caramel-latte 10 years
That's a good point, swwonder, I don't really get why Renee Zellweger had to play Potter. She's kind of blah a lot of the time. But I'll still go see this film! :) I had ALL these books when I was little. I can't wait!
swwonder swwonder 10 years
I'm going to be all English and question why they couldn't get an English actress to do the part. But ho-hum. I do love the books, but I'm not too sure if the film interests me.
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