Saw a delightful movie the other day that I’m happy to recommend for the entire family–“Miss Potter,” based, of course, on the life of Beatrix Potter, author of Peter Rabbit and many other stories you probably loved as a child.  You can watch the movie trailer here

Beatrix was unconventional in her day, but charming and loyal and adamant about her little book.  I’m no artist, but I was moved by her beautiful art and the charming life she led–which was not without tragedy, of course.  (I don’t know how much of the movie is actually biographical and how much conflict was inserted for story’s sake, but it is a satisfying film.) 
And the farm–who wouldn’t be inspired writing in a place like that!  Although I don’t know how she had much time for her fancifully realistic art while she was overseeing a working farm. 
Lovely movie.  Rent it today and enjoy! 


  1. Anonymous

    I rented this one about 3 weeks ago, and LOVED it. Was brought up on her books and they are now in the hands of my grandchildren. Real treasures! Clyde

  2. Megan DiMaria

    We watched that movie last night. It’s charming. I loved her line about opening sentences, something about saying you never know where they’ll lead you.

    A prisoner of hope,

  3. C.J. Darlington

    I saw this movie last week and couldn’t stop thinking about it. Wonderful film. And according to Wikipedia, much of it is based on fact. Of course, it was Wikipedia. 🙂

  4. Ruth

    I loved this movie as well. From the little bit of biographical reading I did online after watching this, the film is relatively close to her actual life events.

  5. Amy

    I, too, loved this movie!

  6. Leslie

    I rented this movie months ago. I absolutely adored it.

    Funny thing was when later I was watching movies that are supposedly talking place in the 1800’s and the kids are reading Peter Rabbit. Anachronisms. Lovely.


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