The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Coming to Cinemas 25 April 2018

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.


Directed by

  • Mike Newell('Four Weddings and a Funeral', 'Great Expectations', 'Donnie Brasco')

Written by

Drama, Romance, Historical


Rating: M Adult themes


Hollywood Reporter


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.

Screen International


British security-blanket film-making at its finest.

Empire (UK)


A well told, beautifully acted drama that offers nothing new but a comforting level of familiarity and cosiness.

Urban Cinefile Australia (Louise Keller)


It's as scrumptious as its title.

FilmInk (Australia)


A great story and a charming film, but ultimately falls into the trap of predictability…

Sydney Morning Herald


While it's mainly a love story, it's also an act of homage to the stimulation and consolation to be had from books.

The Times (UK)


The pity is that the film is directed by Mike Newell, who made one of the greatest romantic movies, Four Weddings and a Funeral.

The Telegraph (UK)


Every location in this irresistible romantic mystery is like a little mini-break for the soul, every costume and piece of set-dressing nibble-ably gorgeous, and every character a pleasure to keep company with, even the rotters.