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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

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In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

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Mike Newell

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Don Roos (screenplay by), Kevin Hood (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Brown Findlay ... Elizabeth McKenna
Tom Courtenay ... Eben Ramsey
Michiel Huisman ... Dawsey Adams
Katherine Parkinson ... Isola Pribby
Marek Oravec ... German Officer
Jack Morris ... German Soldier
Matthew Goode ... Sidney Stark
Lily James ... Juliet Ashton
Stephanie Schonfield ... Audience Member #1
Pippa Rathborne Pippa Rathborne ... Audience Member #2
Emily Patrick ... Audience Member #3
Rachal Olivant Rachal Olivant ... Audience Member #4
Clive Merrison ... Mr. Gilbert
Glen Powell ... Mark Reynolds
Bernice Stegers ... Mrs. Burns
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Storyline

A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton (Lily James) and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi-occupied Guernsey Island. When an idea for a book catches Juliet, she goes to visit the island, making life-long friends and taking life changing steps along the way. This book is told by way of letters, and as the reader, you become enchanted by the writers of them and the love Juliet comes to feel for each of the Islanders; Dawsey Adams (Michiel Huisman), Amelia Maugery (Penelope Wilton), Isola Pribby (Katherine Parkinson), Eben Ramsey (Sir Tom Courtenay), Kit (Florence Keen), and Elizabeth McKenna (Jessica Brown Findlay). Written by Cathryn McDowell

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Based on the best-selling novel.

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Drama | History | Romance

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Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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$23,148,937
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Goofs

Early in the movie, a US Marine sergeant is seen in his Dress Uniform. His uniform didn't have a single campaign ribbon though, which just a year after WWII, on a sergeant, would not be feasible. See more »

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Sidney Stark: The Guernsey literary and potato-peel pie society. Crikey, that's quite a mouthful.
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During the end titles we hear bits of presentations at the society gatherings. See more »


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Beautiful Adaptation of the book!
13 May 2018 | by connieelancasterSee all my reviews

I loved this film!! Having read the book and it being one of my all time favourite books I was a little wary of the film, as they often don't do the book justice. However, this is an exception! I thought it was beautifully made and the casting was brilliant with great chemistry between them. The only thing that did let it down was one of, what I felt, was a larger plot from the book being left out. It would have made it complete to have the ending and how the ending happened stayed more true to book, but it was still a beautiful ending and would highly recommend to anyone!


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