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'Miss Pettigrew' relevant in 21st century


Last updated 3/27/2008 at Noon

Although the movie “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” was set in England just before the British entry into World War II, its message has relevance for 21st-century America.

“Miss Pettigrew” involves people making themselves out to be something other than who they really are. This is as true in the modern entertainment world as it was in the entertainment circles of Miss Pettigrew’s time, and such facades exist in today’s corporate world to an extent beyond that of the movie’s setting.

Frances McDormand plays Guinevere Pettigrew, whose standards impair her ability to hold a jo...

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