YMMV / Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Meta-example. One day during filming, Lee Pace was lounging around behind the scenes, only to be told he had to go home. Why? Amy Adams was so distracted by Eating the Eye Candy she was flubbing her takes. Watch any interview that discusses it and witness her face go redder than her hair.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming:
    • "I have been looking for you all night... and, I believe, all of my life."
    • There's the bittersweet parting between Guinevere and Delysia where they realise that they'll never see each other again most likely. But Guinevere assures her she'll never forget their day together - and she's clearly proud of Delysia for making the right choice.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Delysia desires to be a famous actress and ends the movie leaving for New York to be with Michael. Fast forward ten years and Amy Adams collected five Oscar nominations and became one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood.
  • Les Yay: Teased between Guinevere and Delysia; at one point Delysia kisses Guinevere on the lips. When Guinevere sees Delysia naked, she says, "You are beautiful."
  • Values Dissonance: 70 years passed between the writing of the book and the making of the movie. Consequently, when the movie came about, some of the sentiments expressed in the book (particularly about Jews and foreigners) had disappeared. It's not hard to see why. There remains some Deliberate Values Dissonance, mainly in that attitudes of the sexes about appropriate touching and honesty between genders.