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MOVIE REVIEW: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Running Time:  124 minutes
Release Date:  In cinemas now

Who is in it: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Gklen Powell, Penelope Wilton. Tom Courtney, Bronagh Gallagher, Florence Keen,  Kit Connor

What is it: During World War 2, the island of Guernsey was occupied by German forces. During this time, the gloriously named Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society was founded. More than just a book club, it became a solace and safe haven for its members who struggled with the day to day reality of the existence as an enemy occupied island.

After the war, a simple letter finds its way to a young writer in London and intrigued, she ventures off to Guernsey to learn more about this obscure little book club.

What she finds there… the people, the island, the stories ….. will change her life and that of all those around her forever.

Why should I watch it: Because it is just the most delightful movie you will see all year. The characters are endearing, charming and well-rounded. Each has their own story and their own way to tell. Or not to tell.

I took my mum to this one and she loved it. This is actually a really lovely Mother’s Day movie so if you are looking for something to do this Sunday…

Now that’s not to say every mother will enjoy it or even want to see it but if you are after something with heart, soul and a little bit of romance, this is the movie for you.

4 stars

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Written by Sue Ellen

Copywriter. Writer. Reviewer. Coffee addict. Handbag tragic. Conspiracy tin hatter. Drama Queen.