Watch The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society online free – This film has a good storyline and is well acted by an accomplished cast. However, I was disappointed that no scenes were filmed in Guernsey, which would have been possible if certain beaches and countryside areas had been used. Overall though, a very enjoyable film.
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by Brankovranjkovic – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Very British Drama
Fictional historical drama, based on the best-selling book of the same name. The reason for the extraordinarily long title is explained in the opening sequence.
Set in 1940’s Nazi occupied Guernsey, a small group of islanders regularly meet to discuss any books they can find, and this continues after the war.
Stars Lily James as a successful author who receives a letter out of the blue from one of the literary society members, who gets her name and address from the sleeve of another book requesting she sends him more of the same.
More letters are exchanged and she eventually decides to visit the society as research for her next book. At this point the film becomes a detective story and the author uncovers a tragic chain of events.
This is a charming film about coping with loss and the value of community. Recommended, especially if you’re a fan of Downton Abbey style drama and it’s cast.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by Georgewilliamnoble – For Romantics Only!
There is nothing wrong with this movie “the Potato Peel Society” you get what you expect, it is despite it’s realism pretences a ghastly mush of sentimental manipulation all but devoid of real emotion. This is school boy history revisionism at it’s absolute worst. The film quickly reveals it’s self as the most clunky of mechanical films, so the acting is universally middle of the road, the luscious scenery at once pretty and pretty obviously romantic if fully shallow and hollow. The best i can say about this triviality is that it’s female lead is beguiling effective, and the visual history as artificial as a USAF Dakota still swimming in invasion stripes in 1946. This is Lazy film making tripe for the undemanding.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by fordmodelt Ford – Very sweet movie.
Starring Downton Abbey’s Lily James (who seems to be in every second movie these days), this is a very sweet movie. Set after WW2 with flashbacks a couple of years earlier, to the German occupation of Guernsey (a British island in the English Channel, located closer to the French coastline than the English). It has a little mystery woven in to the story line, three potential love interests for the aforementioned Ms. James and a quirky British premise. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by Jake Young – Bland, commonplace romantic drama that is relaxed and fun but lacks real substance.
In the aftermath of the Second World War, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey and the Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The group of misfit islanders who found a love for books during their occupation by the Germans. Deciding to write a book about the group’s experiences during the war, she is met with hostility and mystery uncovering a more dramatic tale of events than she had anticipated.
As its title might imply, this film does not care for drawing in larger pools of audiences. The name alone could deter most people my age, it suggesting an archaic whimsicality that is nothing like the commercialised unusual style of Wes Anderson and instead offering something closer to Downton Abby – but then again, that is rather popular. Guernsey and Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a cushioned cosy romance that is as commonplace as its characters, feeling old worldly and bygone.
In its innocuous storytelling, the film finds both its pleasures and its downfalls. It’s easy to get caught up in the quaint landscape of Guernsey and the romantic atmosphere it adds to the film, even the more gooey aspects of the age-old marrying the wrong man and spurning the right man love affair. But still, in its overplaying of a wholesome attitude, the film finds itself as tasteless as the alluded Potato Peel Pie. The main plotline of the film being by far the most unremarkable aspect as we see no surprises or edges to its lukewarm romance drama between the writer, the American fiance who might as well carry around a sign that says “she’s not gonna end up with me”, and the most dashingly handsome and well-spoken pig farmer from the middle of nowhere, you will ever come across. Being the main focus of the film with the far more interesting Nazi occupation/love affair between occupied and officer taking a back seat leaves the film entirely bland and lacking absorbing substance.
The cast does give it their all and is fittingly excellent as per their reputations, morphing into staple characters that they have no trouble performing and we have no trouble watching. It seems Newell has forgotten all the excitement, humour and tasteful engaging romantic drama from Four Weddings and a Funeral. Instead, the film carries the same mood as a Saturday afternoon, carefree, relaxed, a little fun and some excitement but overall you’re just waiting for something more compelling. It certainly has its pleasures and can certainly be a gentle film to sit back and wash over you but The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society should probably ditch its bland flavourings and get something with more grit.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by Mariannevannouhuys – Loved it
I got a movie ticket as a Christmas present. So I decided to go to a local movie theater. The title and the cast made me pick this movie over the 4 violent, superhero, scary, over the top movies showing in the same theater that evening. There was humor, tragedy, love. Very entertaining and realistic. I wish more people would take the time to go and see this movie. Loved the clothes (costumes), the simple, natural make-up and hairstyles. Refreshing 🙂
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by timjohnson-10201 – A fabulous movie that will intrigue the movie habitues
Again, Diane and I disagreed with the value of this film; I thought that it was pure cinematic gold while she thought it was base tin. I am drawn to softer movies that roll out their direction quietly rather than slapping the viewer in the face to make sure that they know what the film is about. This marvellous British film is about something, but it meanders around before it finally sets its various subjects.
I won’t bother to rewrite the nerve’s of the film; those details are available better than my disjointed writing in other excellent IMDb comments. Suffice to say that the substance of the movie is tender, warm and extremely non-Hollywood with all that last comment carries with it: no guns, no cars and no violence of any kind.
The viewer does not have to think about the film; just let the beauty of the environment, the building interiors and the warmth of the interaction of the characters envelope you and relish a movie experience that requires you only to go to another place, another time with an abundance of warm characters. Drown yourself in a sweet movie experience.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by kittymaddison-05836 – Fantastic film – never say this but better than the book!
I found the film gripping! Beautiful acting, beautiful story, beautiful cast choice. Although not filmed in Guernsey (blah blah sick of hearing this I would imagine – many films are not filmed on location) the setting was beautiful.
Must see – would recommend to any age group. Brief overview of history of Guernsey recommended prior to viewing
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by Connieelancaster – Beautiful Adaptation of the book!
I loved this film!! Having read the book and it being one of my all time favourite books I was a little wary of the film, as they often don’t do the book justice. However, this is an exception! I thought it was beautifully made and the casting was brilliant with great chemistry between them. The only thing that did let it down was one of, what I felt, was a larger plot from the book being left out. It would have made it complete to have the ending and how the ending happened stayed more true to book, but it was still a beautiful ending and would highly recommend to anyone!
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by Davidgee – The Guernsey best exotic film title
The story is a slight and sentimental one. Despite war and death, this is another feel-good movie, much like FINDING YOUR FEET a few months back and with a similar ‘ensemble’ cast. Lily James just may be the new Julie Andrews, always a joy to see. Michiel Huisman, who plays the farmer, is a new name to me (I haven’t watched Game of Thrones), but he contributes a handsome central presence that reminded me of Alan Bates’s Farmer Gabriel in the 1967 FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. Tom Courtenay is solid as always. Penelope Wilton is outstanding as the widow drowning in the grief of two world wars.
Slight and sentimental, yes, but very involving. I so wanted this movie to have a happy-ever-after Mills & Boon-style ending. Does it? Go and find out.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by Auahmed – More than a feel good movie
The movie is more than light humour and a feel good factor, it has heart and works with deep dark issues. The movie does a great job keeping audience engaged, with wanting to know more about the characters (missing), shows how War stays with people in the form of trauma, tragedy and scar not only physically even when it has ended. And how people survives through it, thoroughly loved it. The movie won me over, had very little expectations, having seen the teasers.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society review by Clive Hodges – A London writer forms a bond with the members of a book club on the island of Guernsey
British and French troops fighting Nazi Germany suffer a stunning defeat in May 1940 on mainland Europe. Germany invades the Channel Islands, livestock is impounded and a night curfew imposed.
Late one night, Elizabeth (Jessica Brown Findlay) Eben (Tom Courtenay) Isola (Katherine Parkinson) and Dawsey (Michiel Huisman) are noisily making their way home after feasting on a roasted pig that Amelia (Penelope Wilton) has hidden from the invaders. A blinding headlight terrifies the friends and a group of soldiers wielding machine guns prepare to arrest the group for being out after dark.
Quick-thinking Elizabeth offers the suggestion that they are merely returning home from a meeting of their book club. She fumbles around for a name … and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is born.
The islanders eagerly take the opportunity to meet regularly to discuss whatever books they can lay their hands on.
The meetings continue after the war. The friends wish to add to their library and Dawsey writes to Juliet Ashton (Lily James) a name he’s found inside a book by Charles Lamb, requesting the name of a London book shop that might stock further books by that author.
Juliet, a successful writer with a bestseller recently published, is struggling to find inspiration for her next book. She’s intrigued by the curiously named Guernsey Literary & Potato Pie Peel Society and – as one does on the spur of the moment – flies off to Guernsey to meet its members.
The film is based on a novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows that sold 7.5 million copies worldwide. Eben, in the film, is an amalgam of three characters in the book: the fisherman, the postmaster and the islander who thought up the recipe for the very first potato peel pie.
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society is a charming, feel-good romantic drama. There’s much to admire: a good story-line, excellent acting, unobtrusive music, a mystery to unravel, touches of humour and a few emotional, teary, tissue-dabbing moments. It’s also predictable, minimises the blood and gore from the aircraft attacks in the re-enactments and, at just over two hours, overstays its welcome.