The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Out Now On-Demand
Lily James stars in this historical drama based on the novel of the same name. Directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral), James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.
- Mike Newell('Four Weddings and a Funeral', 'Great Expectations', 'Donnie Brasco')
Drama, Romance, Historical
Rating: M Adult themes
Urban Cinefile Australia (Louise Keller)
Sydney Morning Herald
The Times (UK)
The Telegraph (UK)
Stuff.co.nz (James Croot)
Listener (Russell Baillie)
Its a beautiful and tragic story set in Guernsey, one of the channel islands that was occupied by the Germans for 5 years during WWII. This is set after the war and revolves around a literary society that sprung up as a cover during the Nazi occupation and continued because of a shared love of books that took them away from the horror around them. One member forms of relationship through letters with an author living in London and she also wracked by survivor guilt and grief feels a kinship with these people, eventually travelling to the island to interview them for a possible novel. Lot of lost souls , shared grief and some of the warmest most sincerely lovely characters that you will find, you'll want to take them home with you. Theres laughter and sadness with heaping spoonfuls of heart, deep bonds of friendship like family and plenty of romance as well. You will adore every moment.
Sweet and savoury
A bittersweet movie with drama, romance, mystery, sadness, humour, literature and a variety of characters.
This movie took me in from the minute it finished until the very end. It is a love story and a mystery all rolled into one. Set in World War 2, the tragedy of war is apparent in this tale. Those left behind and those loved ones who were lost. Well cast. Great movie on a rainy day.
an island's story in a great people story
A geat interweaving of people's lives and the events in uernsey inn WW2