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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

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In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

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Mike Newell

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Don Roos (screenplay by), Kevin Hood (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Brown Findlay ... Elizabeth McKenna
Tom Courtenay ... Eben Ramsey
Michiel Huisman ... Dawsey Adams
Katherine Parkinson ... Isola Pribby
Marek Oravec ... German Officer
Jack Morris ... German Soldier
Matthew Goode ... Sidney Stark
Lily James ... Juliet Ashton
Stephanie Schonfield ... Audience Member #1
Pippa Rathborne Pippa Rathborne ... Audience Member #2
Emily Patrick ... Audience Member #3
Rachal Olivant Rachal Olivant ... Audience Member #4
Clive Merrison ... Mr. Gilbert
Glen Powell ... Mark Reynolds
Bernice Stegers ... Mrs. Burns
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Storyline

A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book catches Juliet she goes to visit the island, making lifelong friends and taking life changing steps along the way. This book is told by way of letters and as the reader, you become enchanted by the writers of them and the love Juliet comes to feel for each of the Islanders; Dawsey, Amelia, Isola, Eben, Kit and Elizabeth. A beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost. Written by Cathryn McDowell

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Based on the best-selling novel.

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Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Multiple actresses were considered for the lead role, including Michelle Dockery and Rebecca Ferguson. When Kenneth Branagh was attached to direct the film, Kate Winslet was cast as Juliet Ashton. However, both dropped out. Winslet was later replaced by Rosamund Pike but she also left the project after it stalled in development. Lily James was eventually cast in the role. See more »

Goofs

When the parcel containing the manuscript of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society arrives in Guernsey, it is labeled "OHMS". This stands for "On His (Her) Majesty's Service" and is only used for mail sent from UK Government Departments. Since the parcel was posted by Juliet Aston, it would not have been labeled OHMS. See more »

Quotes

Isola Pribby: I'm only beautiful on the inside. You're beautiful on the outside as well, men do like that.
Juliet Ashton: Do you not mind being alone?
Isola Pribby: I suppose, sometimes. But then I think how much sweeter it will be when my Heathcliff finally shows himself and how glad I'll be that I decided to wait for him.
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Crazy Credits

During the end titles we hear bits of presentations at the society gatherings. See more »


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Avenue C
Written by Buck Clayton, Dave Lambert & Jon Hendricks
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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Be warned this film contains acting!
28 April 2018 | by jakitsSee all my reviews

I was intrigued by the title so thought give it a go. disappointingly there were no special effects, explosions or alien monsters just a simple story relayed to us by actors of all things,because of all this it will not qualify for any awards other than my own lowly opinion. I laughed I cried, became angry and gave it the accolade of the best film I have seen for a long time, whatever tosh other people may say about this tale I enjoyed it, so lets have some more films with a story to tell without the bangs and bloodbaths


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