The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a 2018 historical romantic-drama film directed by Michael Newell.
Starring Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay, Glen Powell, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton, Clive Merrison, Bronagh Gallagher and others.
Netflix on Thursday, June 28, 2018 released the trailer:
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Official Trailer | Netflix.
In 1941, on the island of Guernsey, four friends are stopped by soldiers for breaching curfew during German occupation. To avoid arrest, they say they were returning from a meeting of their book club, hastily named "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society".
Five years later, in January 1946, the author Juliet Ashton (Lily James) is promoting her latest book, written under her pen name Izzy Bickerstaff. She has just been contracted through her publisher Sidney Stark (Matthew Goode) to write stories for The Times Literary Supplement about the benefits of literature. Juliet receives a letter from Dawsey Adams (Michiel Huisman), a Guernsey man who has come into possession of her copy of Charles Lamb's Essays of Elia and who wants to know where to find a bookshop in England to buy another book by the same author. He tells her that he is part of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", which meets every Friday night. Juliet sends another book by Lamb and his sister, Tales from Shakespeare, in exchange for more information about the society and how it came into being.
Juliet decides she would like to write about the society and arranges to travel to the island, despite Sidney's reservations. Her American boyfriend Mark (Glen Powell) proposes before Juliet embarks on the ferry, and she accepts. Upon arrival at Guernsey, Juliet attends a meeting of the society where she is treated as a celebrity by the members: Dawsey Adams, Amelia Maugery (Penelope Wilton), Isola (Katherine Parkinson) Pribbey, Eben Ramsey (Tom Courtenay), and Eben's young grandson, Eli. Juliet is told that Elizabeth (Jessica Brown Findlay), the founding member, is overseas. Her daughter Kit (Florence Keen) is being looked after by Dawsey, and calls him "dad". Juliet asks permission to write an article about the Society, but Amelia reacts negatively to the idea.
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The film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was scheduled to be released on April 9, 2018 (London), on April 20, 2018 (United Kingdom), on June 13, 2018 (France) and on August 9, 2018 (Germany) by StudioCanal, Belga Films, Independent Films, Kino Films, Shaw Organisation, Spentzos Films, BestFilm.eu, Film1, Netflix and SF Studios.
The duration of the film is 124 minutes. The film grossed over $23 million.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society filming. Principal photography began in March 2017 in North Devon.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 81/100. The audience also loves the film.
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