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Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The (12A)

Romance, Drama

A period drama in which an author visits a Channel Island book club, established during the German occupation.

The critical consensus

A well told, beautifully acted drama that offers nothing new but a comforting level of familiarity and cosiness. The sort of film you leave saying, “Well, wasn’t that nice,” and then don’t give another thought.

***(*)(*)Olly Richards, Empire Online, 17/04/2018

It's beguiling and affecting, with warmth and good humour as it celebrates friendship, courage, devotion and the joys of reading too.

****(*)Angie Errigo, The List, 16/04/2018

This is a jaunty and good-natured affair, buoyed by a very likeable performance from Lily James.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 18/04/2018

Escapist fun is great, but this is icky and naive.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 20/04/2018

Lovers of big soppy, old-fashioned romances need look no further.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 20/04/2018

The acting style is in large print; the plodding storytelling relies on large chunks of exposition.

**(*)(*)(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 22/04/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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