Just how far can human scientific advancements go? That's the question in this intense story about a group of quantum theory students who manage to create a single unified network in the ether connecting all human minds. When they realise that, through quantum mechanics, motor function can also be transferred to other brains, they believe it to be the start of true intellectual freedom. This isn't the kind of discovery they want to profit from, however, and share it with the world in a bid to create equality between all men and women. Unfortunately, the meeting of technology with the brain has its risks - indeed, they are about to realise that this new advancement can be used for other, more nefarious purposes by powerful people: mind control.
For Miss Pettigrew (Frances McDormand), London before the war is a cruel and heartless place. Fired from her most recent governess job, she's homeless and penniless. Without a single prospect in sight, her life looks fairly bleak indeed. An overheard referral at an employment agency has her rushing off to the apartment of American actress Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams). When Miss Pettigrew inadvertently helps the bubble headed girl balance the three men in her life -- nightclub owner Nick (Mark Strong), novice producer Phil (Tom Payne), and sensitive pianist Michael (Lee Pace) -- she's hired as a social secretary. Desperate for a part in a West End musical, Delysia will stop at nothing to get her way. During her adventures, Miss Pettigrew meets noted designer Edythe Dubarry (Shirley Henderson). A shared secret between the two will have our heroine trying to patch things up with the fashion maven's boyfriend (Ciaran Hinds) before the day is over.
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Just how far can human scientific advancements go? That's the question in this intense story...