It is 1903 and 37 year old Beatrix Potter (Renee Zellweger) is still living at home, still single (the shame!), and wants to publish a children’s book of stories.
Her mother Helen (Barbara Flynn) wants her simply to marry a rich man and forget her dream of publishing a book, while her father Rupert (Bill Paterson) is super encouraging about her drawings and stories.
Beatrix does her own thing. How horrible in 1903 a woman who wants to make it on her own.
Publisher after publisher turn her down, until one who decides that her books might sell a little bit, but, more importantly, they have a younger brother, Norman Warne (Ewan McGregor) who wants to work.
Norman is assigned to work with Beatrix.
Luckily, Norman is enthralled with the stories and the art work (and Beatrix), and does his very best in his first assignment.
Potter’s books are published and are a smash hit!
“Miss Potter” came out in 2006 and was kind of a dud in the box office. However, this is a sweet, sad, and ultimately uplifting true story of how you have to be persistent to achieve your dreams. Beatrix knew her stories and drawings were great, and she made it happen. I believe, her books are the best selling children’s books ever (I am sure you or your kids have read Peter Rabbit).
Great movie, greater books. 🙂
Go to IMDb for more information. We watched this on Xfinity.
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