The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

#1 Post by Sunny Saver » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:59 pm

Saw this at a very comfy Picturehouse in Clapham.

My mum, aunty and husband all gave it an 8/9 out of 10. They thought it was beautifully shot and a nice feel to the story - it was particularly poignant for husband as his family are from there and were evacuated during the war. It could have been a true story as there were some parts of it that he said were quite true to things that he knew had happened.

I found it a bit too long and almost nodded off. 7/10 from me.

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#2 Post by ladams888 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:12 pm

Saw this yesterday at Clapham Picturehouse. A beautifully shot film with a strong cast. I particularly enjoyed seeing Penelope Wilton and Kit Connor in the film, having only just seen both of them in Fanny & Alexander at the Old Vic. At the time, I was very impressed with Kit Connor and made a mental note: “One to watch”. It was also good to see Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) on the Big Screen. Although the ending was predictable, it didn’t matter – as sometimes we just get fed up with sad or open endings. I enjoyed it and didn’t look at my watch once. 7/10

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#3 Post by biggins » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:23 pm

Although predictable I enjoyed this film but felt it was too long and drawn out in places. 7/10
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#4 Post by orchid123 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:42 am

Great to hear the positive reviews. I'd like to see the film soon!

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#5 Post by alythonian » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:14 pm

It was fine but a bit slow and plodding. It needed some editing.
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#6 Post by McG » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:23 pm

Braehead Odeon was absolutely full tonight but it still amazes me how many folk wander in 15 mins after the start who still think they'll be able to get good seats and insist on climbing up the stairs only to trail back down and can only find seats in the front row!
I really enjoyed the film . . .the story is not 'exciting' and no huge action but I was engrossed throughout. The acting was excellent plus the scenery really lovely.
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#7 Post by JoanChuck » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:53 am

Hi, just been to the cinema for the first time in years courtesy of M&S SPARKS through Show Film First. Saw "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" and loved it. Had a search around and found your site so looking forward to seeing more films that will appeal to northern ladies like me reaching retirement age.

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#8 Post by yogi » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:01 pm

It was interesting to see a part of WWII that isn't normally shown on screen.

The film was well played and engrossing if a touch long and predictable. Overall 7/10
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#9 Post by The Sparrow » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:52 am

yogi wrote:It was interesting to see a part of WWII that isn't normally shown on screen.

The film was well played and engrossing if a touch long and predictable. Overall 7/10
It reminded me of Another Mother's Son which is based on a true story.
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#10 Post by ajb7t » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:00 am

I saw this in the lovely Harbour lights cinema in Southampton. The film had an interesting storyline, good acting and beautiful scenery, which I believe was Devon rather than Guernsey. The film for me was about 20 mins longer than it could have been but I Am sure there is an audience for it, about 7/10

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