Jeanne in MN Posted February 29, 2008 Share Posted February 29, 2008 It's called, Miss Potter, and Beatrix is played by Renee Zellwiger (or however you spell her name) :o It was a movie the kids and I really enjoyed and found enchanting. In the beginning of the movie it shows Miss Potter trying to get Peter Rabbit published while flashing back to her childhood when she would draw and paint pictures of all her pets. Once she gets Peter Rabbit published, she is asked to write more books and we see how the stories came to be. Beatrix would talk to her drawings as if the characters were friends and they might wink back at her, shake off a ribbon she'd drawn on it, or shake it's tail feathers. Really cute. :) There's a bit of romance, the struggles of an "old maid", living under the thumb of her mother,wanting and gaining freedom, the success of a woman who had no support for her writing endeavors, and seeing her live her own life when she did get out on her own. It was just a charming movie. We went to the library to check out some of her books. How fun to see how they came to be in the movie, then read them in real life. Just had to share! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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