Miss Potter
Miss Potter (2007)

This biography of children's author Beatrix Potter explores how she overcame a domineering mother and the chauvinism of Victorian England to become a best-selling author.

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 12, 2007
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2007
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A charming biopic that maintains its sweetness even in sadder moments.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

Miss Potter is as seamless, comfortable and tidy as a Peter Rabbit story, all scones and biscuits, quietly punctuated by tolerable naughtiness.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

If the source material is soft, the film then takes another punch with the casting of Renée Zellweger in the title role. She overflows with tics and twitches that make the author seem vaguely deranged.

Joshua Starnes

Miss Potter is too well crafted to actually be bad, but it's too light to be better than good. An entertaining trifle, but a trifle nonetheless.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

One of those films that commits few egregious errors, but scales few real heights. There is nothing either terribly wrong or keenly right about it. It's tidy, I suppose.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

With Miss Potter, Renee Zellweger has won back that precious thing that stardom rips away and the tabloids won't let you reclaim: her charm.

Cole Smithey

The movie is made to measure for mothers, aunts and grandmothers who would share Potter's books, such as "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," with tikes of any generation.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film offers scant insight into the forces that inspired Potter's phenomenally successful career.

David Fear
Time Out

Unbearably, the script accommodates a quaking courtship between the slightly dotty Potter and her devoted young publisher, ho exchange romantic byplay such as, "You and rabbits -- extraordinary!" and "I recently remembered a story...about a duck!"

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Heather Huntington

A Beatrix Potter biopic: So much more than just cute and fuzzy bunnies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
I've always considered Renée Zellweger to be average actress. She's talented, but she's picked many questionable projects that simple didn't… More
Leigh Ryan
Really, really, really liked this film. Renée did an awesome job and it was a great story of Potters life.
Candy Rose
Charming drama about children's author Beatrice Potter's life. An intelligent child who has great talent for drawing and writing about creatures. She… More
Lady D'arbanville
Caught on tv, I was pleasantly surprised by the storyline which I would otherwise have avoided. It slightly pains me to say it, but I thought Renee Zellwegger… More
Lanning : )
Beatrix Potter! Yay! Five stars <p> Renée Zellweger, no stars, They must've cast around for a good actress and then when no one called . . . Read… More
Thomas Bowler
a touching film, though it could have delved a little deeper into the problems faced by beatrix. zelwegger pulls off a great performance whilst ewan mcgregor… More