The Bookshop

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A rare adaptation that sticks too closely to its source material, The Bookshop's meticulously crafted world building gets lost in its meandering pace.

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Florence Green, a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop -- the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart, Harborough's vengeful, embittered alpha female who is a wannabe doyenne of the local arts scene.

Cast & Crew

Emily Mortimer
Florence Green
Bill Nighy
Edmund Brundish
James Lance
Milo North
Jorge Suquet
Mr. Thornton
Isabel Coixet
Screenwriter
Jaume Banacolocha
Producer
Joan Bas
Producer
Manuel Monzón
Executive Producer
Paz Recolons
Executive Producer
Fernando Riera
Executive Producer
Jean-Claude Larrieu
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  • The ever-winsome Emily Mortimer glows as a struggling widow who opens a bookstore in her insular coastal town.

    March 4, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The Bookshop is a gentle, quiet film in which not a whole lot happens... But it's beautifully evocative of the musty, inviting smell of a bookshop on a cool day, or of the nostalgic pleasure of old photographs

    September 5, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Hang a CLOSED sign in the window: it's another film with a strong female character that's cushioned in the safety and comfort of the recent past.

    August 31, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • For a movie that is about a collection of oddballs, it can sometimes feel rather generic. But at its core, the film is not a comedy at all. The eccentricities issue from real adversity.

    August 31, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • "The Bookshop" isn't an especially good film, but there's no shortage of good in it.

    August 30, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a strange film: small, sad (without being tragic) and yet sweet without being syrupy.

    August 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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