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This review is from: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day [DVD] (DVD)
Easily categorised as a romcom it's got much more going for it.
A finely observed study of women surviving at a time when they had fewer options, the two protagonists discover they have more in common than seems likely at first sight. Set in the contrasting circumstances of west end high life just before WWII (for a in depth back story on that try The West End Front: The Wartime Secrets of London's Grand Hotels) and how close poverty was, if you tripped and fell.
As the film developed it reminded me of Waterloo Bridge: Vivien Leigh~Robert Taylor~Directed By Mervyn LeRoy.... with similar themes set during WWI; but luckily with a happy ending.
The extras added to my enjoyment, far surpassing the usual pointless fillers, everyone has something to say worth hearing, including the son of the author of the book on which the film is based