Monday, August 6, 2007

Jemima, Peter, Hunca Munca, Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Mr. Jeremy Fisher





What’s not to enjoy of the latest biopic of the late author of children’s books… Beatrix Potter. Renée Zellweger, though slight and cute in a sort of Katie Couric way, plays the ersatz Miss Potter. Beatrix, herself was actually larger and dowdy in appearance, partially in response to her fussy and pretentious mother who never approved of her daughter’s choices. A pity! Those miniature books which fit perfectly into the hands of wee ones are a delight to read to young people. This is an account of her loves and years as she grew up feeling alone in Victorian England (London and the Lake District).



A bit of whimsy occurs when many of Beatrix’s characters come alive in animation, shaking tail feathers, winking and smiling for all to see!


Several years back I visited a traveling exhibit of Miss Potter’s drawings, photographs of animals and natural history, as well as her old wooden garden clogs which she wore exclusively. This was a cinematic interpretation of that display for me.

Worth a view and an add to Netflix for sure.



3 comments:

tut-tut said...

I just for the life of me can't see Rene Zellweger as Beatrix Potter. But you say it's worth seeing?

teaorwine said...

tut-tut....oh yes, if you have lil ones watch the movie with them, then read some of the stories with them. Charming!

robyn said...

Funny, I just found all of these books from when my girls were really young and read most of them to my neice last week while she was visiting. I did the voices, all of it. Just found your blog, nice...