Rent The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

3.6 of 5 from 630 ratings
1h 58min
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Synopsis:
Based on the best-selling novel, Lily James plays free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Mitchell Kaplan, Paula Mazur
Writers:
Don Roos, Kevin Hood
Aka:
Guernsey
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Romance
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/08/2018
Run Time:
118 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The History Behind the Film: The Occupation of Guernsey Story
  • Book to Screen
  • Cast and Crew Interviews
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/08/2018
Run Time:
123 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The History Behind the Film: The Occupation of Guernsey Story
  • Book to Screen
  • Cast and Crew Interviews

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Reviews (17) of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Lovely Movie - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by JD

Spoiler Alert
29/09/2018

What an excellent adaptation of this popular best selling book.

Exciting love story that is based on historic facts which are sometimes upsetting to hear about, but important to appreciate what the local residents had to endure when the Germans invaded their island in the Second World War.

The acting is first class, as are the locations.

9 out of 9 members found this review helpful.

A most enjoyable film - well worth viewing. - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by George

Spoiler Alert
18/10/2018

We cannot agree with review number 1, but our reaction to the film was very much as review 2. This did portray life under the Nazis, we were shown slave labour, people were starving, a young woman was shot and always what happened in WW2 was coming back to haunt the characters. We also had the illicit love affair of a local young woman and a decent German officer. She was deported to the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp where she was shot, protecting another prisoner. He was posted, but his boat was torpedoed and he drowned. My wife and I have been to Guernsey and visited the Occupation Museum, which is very moving.

George Roby.

5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Old storyline but very nicely done - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by Old Devonian

Spoiler Alert
12/12/2018

The conclusion was obvious quite early on but that did not spoil the enjoyment which came principally from the strong performances of the small cast of accomplished actors. Loved penny Wilton and Tom Courtenay and Matthew Goode was a marvellous foil for the heroine. Nearly 80 years on,these WW2 dramas are caught between the fast paced, loud rude and digitally frustrating modern world and the innocent costume dramas depicting life over 150 years ago. WW2 War films can still draw an audience but these dramas with heavy Nazi overtones are a turn off to many I suspect, although the film did not try to dwell too deeply on this aspect. The story focussed on the romance with the contemporary setting plausibly explaining the reason for the story. Sufficiently enjoyed and entertained to decide to spend 10 minutes recommending it here

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Sweet if a bit forgettable - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by JK

Spoiler Alert
07/05/2019

For me, the most important point the film raised was that not all Germans were Nazis. Sadistic bullies can come from any race.

It was all pleasant enough and without dwelling too much on the plight of either the 'slaves' brought in to construct the 'pill boxes' and the occupied Guernsey residents who were all but forgotten on mainland Britain it packed an historic punch.

The leads were rather wishy-washy but it was eminently watchable.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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