No, this movie has nothing to do with the young wizard Harry Potter even though it bears the same name. Well, what connects the two is that both are somehow related to English literature – Harry Potter is one of the most well-known modern day novels of young wizard while Miss Potter tells a story of Beatrix Potter, an author of one of the most beloved and well-known children’s book of all time, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit". In fact, the movie narrates the life of a 32 years-old single Beatrix Potter, who decided not to get married all her life, trying to prove her capability to publish an illustrated novel. She somehow succeeds as the publishing company accepted her manuscript with a hidden agenda by appointing the youngest son of the family to look after Miss Potter’s project. The story afterwards seems like a fairy-tale as the two fall in love. However, real-life is not bed of roses as the tragedy looms in…
Renée Zellweger really shines in the leading role of Miss Potter. Her performance is impressively superb. When she felt happy, everything seems bright and sunny on the screen and while everything turned upside down, she perfectly portrays an unexpected emotion of a world torn apart. The art direction of the movie is fantastic, especially the animation of Peter the rabbit and his animal friends. The set and location of the movie is beautifully shot. You could just fall in love with the nature and the character.
All in all, it’s an amazingly feel-good movie of life and love with a spice of imagination.
5 Stars out of 5 – recommend to all – old and young, you could enjoy the movie in your own way.