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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 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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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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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 »

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1.85 : 1
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The harbour scenes were shot in Clovelly in North Devon. See more »

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In Juliet's room immediately after her return from Guernsey, Sydney takes off his glasses to kneel down beside her and convince her to write about the Society. In the next shot, filmed from a different angle but continuing the conversation, he has his glasses on. See more »

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Juliet Ashton: [Writing] Dear Mr. Adams, I am so pleased your letter found me and that my book found you. Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instincts in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true.
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During the end titles we hear bits of presentations at the society gatherings. See more »


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Juliet
Written by James Seymour Brett
Published by James Seymour Brett
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English charm
5 August 2018 | by n-kefalaSee 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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