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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

TV-14 | | Drama, Romance, War | 10 August 2018 (USA)
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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.


Mike Newell


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


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 (Dame 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.


Drama | Romance | War


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In the scene where Juliet Ashton (Lily James) finds the pressed flowers in her notebook, the name "Remy Giraud" can be seen in the notebook. This is a reference to a character in the novel on which this movie was based. In the novel, Remy was a friend of Elizabeth McKenna's, and a possible love interest for Dawsey Adams. See more »


Since 1925 Helium was available only to be used for USA military purposes, including up to, and after World War II. The movie is initially set in London 1946, and at London party event, incorrectly for the era, one of the many Helium Filled Party Balloons floats from ground level up to the ceiling. Helium provides about 93% of the lift provided by Hydrogen. You would need to be an arsonist or fire bug, to use the other lighter than air Hydrogen gas, available in London direct from your local gas company mains pipes, as the extremely flammable Water Gas, which is mostly Hydrogen gas.

Helium has been controlled, and stored, by the USA Federal Government as a strategic reserve. It was being reserved, among other things, for the US Navy's own fleet of rigid hulled airships, and later for ASW blimps both for convoy duty and shore stations. Before and during World War II, there were U.S. export restriction on Helium. There were simply political (military) reasons for not selling any Helium to Germany. Helium-filled blimps were vital to the United States in World War II, and helium is still considered a national strategic reserve material.

Amarillo USA has been called the helium capital of the world because the area is home to the Federal Helium Reserve, a vast underground storehouse operated by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and was established with the enactment of the Helium Act of 1925. All commercial helium is recovered from natural gas, and first found in USA in May 1903. The USA was the world's largest helium producer, and in 2017 provided 40 percent of the world supply. In addition, the US federal government sold 30 million cubic meters from storage, operating under the authority of the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013. In 2017 other major helium producers were Algeria and Qatar. In the mid-1990s, a new plant in Arzew, Algeria, began producing helium. In 2004-2006, two additional helium plants were built, in Ras Laffan, Qatar, and in Skikda, Algeria. See more »


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 »


Darn That Dream
Written by Edgar De Lange (as Eddie Delange) and Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Kylie Watt
Published by Scarsdale Music Corp. (ASCAP), Range Road Music, Inc., Jerry Leiber Music and Silver Seahorse Music LLC, Chester Music Ltd trading as Campbell Connelly & Co and Bregman Vocco Conn Inc.
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wait! no superheroes? no big action scenes? PASS!
10 August 2018 | by yassaa-mSee all my reviews

Kidding, this was truly such a hidden gem, someone recommended i watch it and i did, now i can't be more grateful. It's one of those films you find yourself still thinking about days after watching, i find myself tearing up a couple of times throughout the film, which is something i haven't done this entire year. Filled with charming and lovable characters, shot in a beutiful island with beautiful scenery, heartwarming story about love, family and friendship, now i find myself tempted to read the novel just to spend more time with those characters, i feel like a mini series formula would have been better for this adoptation of the novel though, rather than a 2 hours movie which leaves you just wanting more. Anyway, i highly recommend this if you are tired of all the blockbuster movies like me and just want a simple light hearted movie to enjoy.

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