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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

TV-14 | | Drama, History, Romance | 20 April 2018 (UK)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elizabeth McKenna
... Eben Ramsey
... Dawsey Adams
... Isola Pribby
... German Officer
... German Soldier
... Sidney Stark
... Juliet Ashton
... Audience Member #1
Pippa Rathborne ... Audience Member #2
... Audience Member #3
Rachal Olivant ... Audience Member #4
... Mr. Gilbert
... Mark Reynolds
... Mrs. Burns
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A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book catches Juliet she goes to visit the island, making lifelong 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, Amelia, Isola, Eben, Kit and Elizabeth. A beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost. Written by Cathryn McDowell

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a historical novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows that was published in 2008. The novel is set in 1946 and is composed of letters written from one character to another. See more »

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Near the end of the film Mark pours Juliet and himself a glass of champagne. After they have spoken he gets up and leaves the table. When he returns for the bottle, the glasses, which were still full, have emptied. 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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Written by Carl Faust
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English charm
5 August 2018 | by See all my reviews

This film adaptation of a popular novel may be a mouthful of a title, yet the film is made with heart and soul and its very entertaining. It is a sweet, well-shot and well-acted nostalgic post-war drama. Lily James does well as she can with her rather unlikely character, the supporting cast are solid and the script is good as well. Fans of old-fashioned romances need look no further. The thoroughly delightful cast, the handsome period design make also a good enough movie but the film is directed by Mike Newell, who made one of the greatest romantic movies, "Four Weddings and a Funeral" so we expected even more. The result is a film that, while perfectly enjoyable with its English charm, becomes a nostalgic and superficial as the title suggests it is going to be.


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