Parents' Guide to

Miss Potter

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

More about social pressure than Peter Rabbit.

Movie PG 2006 92 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 12+

Miss Potter and friends

I love the movie, I have been to the Lake District, it is enchanting. I love Miss Potter and how she devoted her life to her furry friends and her beloved husband. I love how Rene Z plays the character of Miss Potter and how she can be both Miss Potter and Miss Jones and be totally believable in both roles, it shows how authentic she can be. The rest of the actors were brilliant especially her snobby mother and weak father who had no backbone. I love this movie.

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age 7+

It is not that lighthearted 2018 Peter Rabbit

Heavy on issues, but nice on acting and effects and lovely English backdrops. Not to be confused with Harry Potter even if it looks like the same classic English settings. A shame this movie drowned in the many family friendly blockbusters of 2006.

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (3):

Pleasant and unadventurous, Miss Potter makes it clear that Beatrix became a conservationist in her later years, using her earnings to purchase land and preserve wildlife habitats. Yet the film tends to stifle its heroine's energy rather than explore it. In part, this effect is a function of Zellweger's chirpy performance, but it's also a matter of plot: Despite her seeming independence, Beatrix is shaped by supporting characters, from her oppressive mother to the kind solicitor (Lloyd Owen) who helps her recover from tragedy. You keep waiting for her to break out, to match the giddy passion shown by Amelia, but she doesn't.

McGregor's energetic delivery of dialogue is delightful. Miss Potter suggests that Norman is a good match for Beatrix, and their very proper flirtations are quite charming, as is Beatrix's enthusiastic intimacy with Amelia

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