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Gemma Cartwright writes...

The other day I got to work to find an email from a friend of mine with the subject 'Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day AKA Gemma's Perfect Movie.' This is a friend who knows me very well, and she'd got it spot on. Forget Sex & The City. This is the most stylish film of the Summer...

Described by critics as "a sumptuous Art Deco package, like a Fred Astaire movie with less dancing but prettier men," the film is set in 1939 and tells the tale of Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) a plain middle-aged governess who finds herself thrown into the glamorous world of Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams) an American actress and singer.

In stark contrast to many films set in London in the late 30s, which have a wartime theme and a dark feel, this is a candy concoction of pastels, champagne, fabulous frocks and even more fabulous hats. Amy Adams' starlet is likened to Marilyn Monroe's Lorelei Lee in 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', one of my favourite films of all time...and she definitely has a wardrobe to compete with the original blonde bombshell.

Only one question remains. Can Lee Pace do an English accent? I'm on the fence...

Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day is released in the UK on 15th August.