Ever had a mouthful of Pop Rocks? The tart red candies turn into a whole party in your mouth, like tiny fireworks popping away. The human equivalent just might be Amy Adams. The ascendant princess of the smash romantic comedy Enchanted and the endearing chatterbox of Junebug returns to theaters as a highstrung actress. Her new character Delysia Lafosse wants to be a star and she’s sleeping her way to her big break in the period comedy Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day. That character description probably doesn’t sound as “cute” as you’ve expected from the adorable new star, but it’s accurate. But then, PopRocks seem fairly nondescript until they start exploding in your mouth.
Adams plays Delysia as a series of strung together mini explosions of varying natures: sexual, romantic, careerist. But first we spend a few humiliating minutes with the title character, Miss Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) who will change Delysia’s life...
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