This movie – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – is intimate, emotional and romantic.
It so happens that author Juliet Ashton receives a letter from an island farmer inviting her to attend his literary society. What Juliet discovers on the Guernsey island leads to her staying much longer than planned.
The events that follow turn her life upside down and also brings her close to a book loving family where everyone is hiding pain from their past.
Life adapts to the circumstances as we face them and so does she. New friends and new stories give Juliet a purpose in life and also open new avenues.
The odd village charm fills the heart of immaculate Juliet and she struggles to make a decision.
The film paints a vivid portrait of those times and the love story glides delightfully, but things get out of control when her fiancé turns up on the island to look for her.
“Do you suppose it’s possible for us to already belong to someone before we’ve met them? If so, I belong to you, or you to me. Or me simply to the spirit I found among you on Guernsey. That is as good a definition of family as any I know.”
– Juliet in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
As you watch the movie on Netflix, it would be interesting journey to find why a roast pig is kept as a secret!
Then, a ‘potato peel pie’ and a ‘book club’ will keep you wondering how these three are connected!
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a charming old-fashioned romance and indeed a delightful watch if you are a fan of period dramas.
The screenplay is based on the 2008 novel of the same name, written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
Director: Mike Newell, Writers: Don Roos, Kevin Hood and Tom Bezucha, Stars: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton. Genre: Drama, Historical, Romance.