6.9/10
1,276
25 user 58 critic

Summerland (2020)

PG | | Drama, Romance, War | 31 July 2020 (USA)
Trailer
2:24 | Trailer
During World War II, an Englishwoman (Gemma Arterton) opens her heart to an evacuee after initially resolving to be rid of him in this moving journey of womanhood, love and friendship.

Director:

Jessica Swale

Writer:

Jessica Swale
Reviews
Popularity
2,394 ( 62)
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gemma Arterton ... Alice
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Vera
Penelope Wilton ... Older Alice
Tom Courtenay ... Mr. Sullivan
Lucas Bond ... Frank
Dixie Egerickx ... Edie
Siân Phillips ... Margaret Corey
Amanda Root ... Mrs. Lawrence
Jessica Gunning ... Mrs. Bassett
David Horovitch ... Albert
Martina Laird Martina Laird ... Older Vera
Amanda Lawrence ... Muriel
David Ajao David Ajao ... Officer
Thomas Coombes ... Air Raid Warden
Rakhee Thakrar ... Mrs. Evans
Edit

Storyline

Alice is a reclusive writer, resigned to a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II rages across the channel. When she opens her front door one day to find she's to adopt a young London evacuee named Frank, she's resistant. It's not long, however, before the two realize they have more in common in their pasts than Alice had assumed. Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Courtenay star in this intensely emotional story of love's endurance in trying times. Written by IFC Films

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Love. Magic. Hope.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic content, some suggestive comments, language, and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Alice (Gemma Arterton) pronounces the town name "Youghal" as "YOW-all" (i.e. YOW rhyming with COW). Youghal is actually pronounced just like "y'all". See more »

User Reviews

 
Stunningly beautiful
5 August 2020 | by joerg-181-455759See all my reviews

From the word go this movie is highly captivating. it engulfs and is a full-onFull emotional rollercoaster going from anxious across to happiness. Seriously well made movie.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 25 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Summerland See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,881, 2 August 2020

Gross USA:

$58,498

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$322,486
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Iota Films, Shoebox Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed