But Bernadette (Cate Blanchett) is more than she seems (a bored, rich housewife); she's actually an architectural genius who hasn't worked in nearly 20 years. Based on the runaway bestseller, Where'd You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts ... Where'd You Go, Bernadette.
But for me, who just wanted to see a mostly decent movie with a few moments of true inspiration, it worked pretty well. Full review Where'd You Go, Bernadette is a 2012 epistolary comedy novel written by Maria Semple.The plot revolves around an agoraphobic architect and mother named Bernadette Fox, who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica.It is narrated by her 15-year-old daughter Bee Branch, and is told in a series of documents (emails, memos, transcripts, etc.) with the occasional interlude by Bee. Where'd You Go, Bernadette M.