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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

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London, 1946. Juliet (Lily James), a charismatic and free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey (Michiel Huisman), the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet's growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affection for Dawsey will change the course of her life forever.

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Lily James
as Juliet Ashton
Michiel Huisman
as Dawsey Adams
Jessica Brown Findlay
as Elizabeth McKenna
Glen Powell
as Mark Reynolds
Matthew Goode
as Sidney Stark
Katherine Parkinson
as Isola Pribby
Tom Courtenay
as Eben Ramsey
Penelope Wilton
as Amelia Maugery
Marek Oravec
as German Officer
Andy Gathergood
as Eddie Meares
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Critic Reviews for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (2)

They've disentangled the novel's dramatic and romantic complications to a fault; if it's possible to merely amble in place, that's what the storytelling in "Guernsey" does for protracted stretches of screen time.

April 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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Buoyed by a reliably appealing star turn from James, this handsome tearjerker mostly sidesteps the tweeness of its title to become, somehow, both an old-fashioned romance and a detective story trumpeting gender equality.

April 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Lovers of big soppy, old-fashioned romances need look no further.

April 22, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even fans of the source novel, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, might struggle with this photogenic but laboured adaptation.

April 22, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A wonderfully old-fashioned tearjerker, with a thoroughly delightful cast, where cosy quaint Englishness is leavened by a harsh reality of World War II that pop culture has ignored.

April 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's extremely British, lovingly told and thoroughly enjoyable.

April 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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