Shirley Valentine (1989)




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Since its London and Broadway stage debut, playwright Willy Russell's +Shirley Valentine has proven an excellent showcase for any number of talented actresses (Loretta Swit won the 1989 Sarah Siddons Award for her work in the Chicago production). In the film version of Shirley Valentine, Pauline Collins re-creates the role that had previously brought her theatrical fame and a Tony Award. Spending the bulk of the film speaking directly to the audience, the titular Shirley (Collins), a middle-aged … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Willy Russell
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 1, 2007
Paramount Home Video

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as Costas

as Gillian

as Marjorie

as Joe Bradshaw

as Headmistress

as Young Shirley

as Young Marjorie

as Milandra Bradshaw

as Brian Bradshaw

as Jeanette

as Londoner

as Londoner's Wife

as Renos

as Sharon-Louise

as Executive Type

as Chambermaid

as Teacher

as Veronica

as Maureen

as Woman in Taverna

as Cooking Teacher

as Kid in Car

as Van Driver

as German Tourist

as German Tourist
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Critic Reviews for Shirley Valentine

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | August 30, 1989
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | July 29, 2008
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Shirley Valentine


British rom com (ooh. My FAVOURITE) for the menopausal generation. I'm not there yet...

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


Just a tad bit too silly. Your mom will love Pauline Collins. The rest of the audience, perhaps not. Non a dull sort of way.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Severely dated, but its power is time immemorial. Familiar, funny, realistic and Pauline Collins is mesmerising.

Sarah Burton

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