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Miss Potter Movie Review

Updated on December 11, 2014
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Miss Potter, A Biographical Movie

Armchair travellers will love the journey as we join Miss Potter in London and the Lake District of England in the early 1900s. Anyone who enjoys a romantic story, tinged with history and a peek into the literary world of one of the world's bestselling children's authors, will enjoy this journey into Miss Beatrix Potter's world.

Miss Potter is a biographical movie about famous children's author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter. It shares stories from Miss Potter's life with brief animated sequences bringing those famed literary characters, like Peter Rabbit, to life and it shares some pretty stunning British scenery, too.

Travel with us into the world of Miss Potter, the movie. Learn more about the movie, watch the official movie trailer, find out if Miss Potter is appropriate for children and read reviews by professionals and by ordinary movie viewers alike. You never know, your visit to this page may, in the end, have you leaving your comfortable armchair and travelling to the Lake District of England.

Click here to order your copy of Miss Potter from Amazon.

"It felt right filming in the Lake District. It always makes it easier to feel a character's experience when you are surrounded by things you know were beloved to them." ~ Rene Zellweger

Official Miss Potter Movie Trailer

Fast Facts About Miss Potter

  • ACTORS: Rene Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn, Bill Paterson
  • DIRECTOR: Chris Noonan
  • WRITER: Richard Maltby Jr.
  • PRODUCER: Arnold Messer, Bob Weinstein, Colin Vaines, Corey Sienega, David Kirschner
  • RATED: PG (Parental Guidance)
  • STUDIO: Weinstein Company
  • DVD RELEASE DATE: June 19, 2007
  • RUN TIME: 92 minutes

Amazon Customer Reviews of Miss Potter

"The last part of the film, that centers on the beginning of the final chapter of Potter's life as a farmer in the Lake District, features some of the most stunning landscapes you can ever hope to see in a movie." ~ Robert Moore

"I saw Miss Potter at the cinema and thoroughly enjoyed it. With beautiful scenery, moments to laugh out loud, times to cry, and a few delightful animations, Miss Potter" takes us through the joys and frustrations of being a talented female author and illustrator in London at the turn of the century but being unrecognized as such by her own mother. I would heartily recommend this film!" ~ J. Winstead

"...there is something so delightfully sweet and moving about "Miss Potter" it should NOT be missed! You will cry at the love and loss in this movie. It was definitely a tear-jerker at times, but ultimately provided a very satisfying ending." ~ F. Faulkner

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Miss Potter

What is Miss Potter Rated?

Is it appropriate for my children?

Miss Potter is rated PG for brief mild language. Other issues to think about include mild references to alcohol abuse and respectibility as well as a sad but unseen death. The Movie Mom praises this movie for "its portrayal of early concerns about class and gender equality and the environment." She also recommends this movie for most children above Grade 4.

Some parts, such as the animation of the characters in this movie, are indeed magical and might appeal to younger children but they are fleeting. This is not the story of Peter Rabbit but rather the story of Beatrix Potter, which means that it would probably be more appealing to teens and adults who enjoy historical romance movies.

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The Beatrix Potter Collection on DVD - For those who would like to WATCH Beatrix Potter's STORIES.

Beatrix Potter was a wonderful storyteller, and this DVD boxed set includes nine of her stories in the form of 30 minute animated tales. Enjoy Peter Rabbit and his friends in this collection, created for the BBC.

Amazon says that the animation of this presentation is "perfectly suited to Miss Potter's art and the stories themselves, which are allowed to unfold gently, without quick-cut editing or elbow-in-the-ribs setups. Also delightful is the music, unhurried and sweetly melodic."

The Tale of Peter Rabbit: Commemorative Movie Edition

The Tale of Peter Rabbit Commemorative Movie Edition is a replica of 1992 book, the first book that Miss Potter ever published. This version is a gift edition with a silver foil jacket and was created to celebrate the release of this movie, Miss Potter.

Amazon customer, Evelyn Yew said, "I've always loved Beatrix Potter's book series, and this commemorative edition is especially loveable that it's an imitation of the original books Ms. Potter had her publisher published to fit little children's little hands. My 6 yr old son loves it and began to read it as soon as he received it."

Does the life of Miss Beatrix Potter interest you? - How about her books?

Miss Potter Lake District
Miss Potter Lake District

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      10 years ago

      This movie is one of my all-time favorites. It inspires me to be more creative.

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      10 years ago

      What a great way to travel! I think I'd enjoy this movie very much!

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      10 years ago

      I really want to see this movie!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      10 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I haven't seen this movie. It sounds great.

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      10 years ago

      Sounds like a great way to spend an evening - see a bit of England and learn about Beatrice Potter. The scenery in the movie clip is fantastic!

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      hayleylou lm 

      10 years ago

      I have never seen the movie but it is sure to be great with Renee Zellweger in it :)

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      LissaKlar LM 

      10 years ago

      Yes, I would love to see it! Great lens.

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      10 years ago

      Loved her books. I would love to see the movie.

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      Dianne Loomos 

      10 years ago

      I liked this movie. Beatrix Potter was a very interesting person.

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      Faye Rutledge 

      10 years ago from Concord VA

      I love the Beatrix Potter books. Great lens.

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      Susan Deppner 

      10 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I think I would enjoy this movie for the historical period and geographical setting. Great idea for an armchair traveler!


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