The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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.

2018Rating: M, Adult themes123 minsUSA
DramaRomanceHistorical
98%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

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It's as scrumptious as its title.

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The Times

The Times

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

1.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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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.

4.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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

0
Stuff

Stuff

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There's enough drama and feel-good factor to leave you feeling, unlike sampling the potentially unctuous pastry of the title, more than satisfied.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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British security-blanket film-making at its finest.

0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

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Overall, it’s closer, though, to last year’s British home-front dramedy Their Finest in its female-powered wartime melodrama.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

3.0
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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...

5.0
0

A bittersweet movie with drama, romance, mystery, sadness, humour, literature and a variety of characters.

5.0
0

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.

5.0
0

A geat interweaving of people's lives and the events in uernsey inn WW2

5.0
0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

It's as scrumptious as its title.

0
The Times

The Times

press

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

1.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

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

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

There's enough drama and feel-good factor to leave you feeling, unlike sampling the potentially unctuous pastry of the title, more than satisfied.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

British security-blanket film-making at its finest.

0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

Overall, it’s closer, though, to last year’s British home-front dramedy Their Finest in its female-powered wartime melodrama.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0

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...

5.0
0

A bittersweet movie with drama, romance, mystery, sadness, humour, literature and a variety of characters.

5.0
0

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.

5.0
0

A geat interweaving of people's lives and the events in uernsey inn WW2

5.0
0