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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Far more traditional and straightforward than its unwieldy title, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society offers delightful comfort food for fans of period drama.

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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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Cast

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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All Critics (59) | Top Critics (6)

The movie is comfort food through and through, as wholesome and predictable as a Sunday roast and as sickly sweet as sticky toffee pudding.

August 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Though the subject matter could've been developed into a more challenging and provocative yarn, this film's chief aim is escapism.

August 10, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A movie... you don't so much watch as wear like a slanket.

August 10, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

An old-school, old-fashioned entertainment, a romantic drama bursting with scenic vistas and earnest charm that contains just enough mystery to keep us involved.

August 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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…

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