The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Synopsis

London, 1946. Juliet (Lily James), a charismatic and free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey (Michiel Huisman), the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet’s growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affection for Dawsey will change the course of her life forever.

Critics Views

“If the film’s intriguing title gives you an appetite, take the leap and have a bite. Having the courage to reach for what you want is the essence of this engaging film that captures not only the imagination but also the heart. Adapted from the novel by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer, Four Weddings and a Funeral director Mike Newell uses his considerable skills to weave together a richly layered film that is both uplifting and moving. It encompasses a war story, a mystery tale and a love triangle, while instilling an enticing sense of place for its stunning Guernsey setting. Lily James shines as the protagonist, a writer searching for her milieu and direction in life. It’s delightful.”  Urban Cinefile

“Buoyed by a reliably appealing star turn from James, this handsome tearjerker mostly sidesteps the tweeness of its title to become, somehow, both an old-fashioned romance and a detective story trumpeting gender equality.”  The Hollywood Reporter

“Smothering the screen with good intentions, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (adapted from Annie Barrow’s best-selling comfort novel of the same name) is British security-blanket film-making at its finest.” Screen International

Film Rating

IMDb
 Critics: 64%  Audience 71%

Rotten Tomatoes
All Critics positive review 79%  All Critics average score 62%  Audience liked it 78%

 Stockbridge Audience Score: 92%

No. of responses:-
Excellent 103
Good 40
Average 4
Poor 0
Very Poor 0

Date: Wednesday 19 September 2018

Time: 4.30pm and 7.30pm

Length:  2hrs 4mins

Genre: Drama, History, Romance

Director: Mike Newell

Writers: Thomas Bezucha, Don Roos, Kevin Hood

Starring: Glen Powell, Lily James, Matthew Goode

Rating: 12A
Moderate bloody images, sex references

Video Trailer

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