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Still shot from the movie: Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day.

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day

Miss Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) is a frumpy governess who has a hard time keeping a job, so when she gets an opportunity to work for an aspiring actress (Amy Adams) she seizes the chance. But keeping up to naughty children proves easier than covering up for a naughty socialite! Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: D+
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Theater Release: 06 Mar 2008
Video Release: 18 Aug 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day Rated PG-13?


This British comedy looks at one remarkable day in the life of Miss Pettigrew, a London governess who finds herself out of work and desperate for a new situation. Sexual content is the greatest concern with a leading female character having relationships with three men—one of whom we see lying naked in her bed (nude buttocks are shown). A freshly bathed woman is seen from the front holding a towel (her hips and the side of her body are exposed). Language is limited to a half dozen mild profanities. Some veiled sexual innuendos are heard. Men exchange punches with one another. Air raid sirens are heard causing people to seek shelter in a nightclub. Many characters are seen smoking tobacco products.

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