Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008) short review

I absolutely adored this film, from the plot (very reminiscent of 1930s-era screwball comedies), to the acting (Frances McDormand is just fabulous, Ciarin Hinds is dashing as always, and Shirley Henderson does evil so well), to the costumes (gorgeous dresses and fabulous hair), to the set design (amazing deco styling – wow!). There’s nothing to complain about – go see it!


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.