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Miss Potter | 2006 | PG | - 2.2.1

The story of the life of Beatrix Potter (Renee Zellweger), the famous children's story writer, and how she overcame both a domineering mother and the chauvinism of Victorian England to become a best-selling author and blaze a trail for women writers. Also with Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Perdita Weeks and Bill Patterson. Directed by Chris Noonan. [1:32]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A man and a woman kiss, a man and a woman dance together, and a man touches a woman's hand tenderly.
 Women wear low-cut dresses at a party.
 A man and a woman are left alone in her room when their chaperone falls asleep. A woman talks about her daughter not being able to attract a man to marry.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A boy pierces dead moths with pins in order to display them.
 A woman kicks a woman to wake her up.
 A woman yells at her parents.
 A woman imagines all of the animals that she has drawn running away from her and large crows pecking at the jacket of a rabbit.
 A woman talks about a rabbit's father being put into a pie. A woman talks about something having sharp teeth and a ready appetite for young flesh.

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LANGUAGE 1 - 1 mild obscenity, name-calling (pig-headed, stupid).

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SUBSTANCE USE - People drink champagne at a party. A woman is given coffee with alcohol in it (she falls asleep after drinking it).

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Storytelling, unmarried women, love, adventure, death of a loved one, class distinctions, progress, beauty, usefulness of the male (procreation and financial support), parental pride, parental disappointment, loneliness, regret, grief, independence, creativity, disappointment, imagination, fairy tales, imaginary friends, gossiping, community, farm preservation, accomplishments, being unique, generosity.
MESSAGE - Life is an adventure.
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