The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society – Review by HungryOwlOn April 21, 2018 by HungryOwl
So, while the nation was watching FA cup semi final and the skies had turned black in Worcester ready to have a thunder storm. I took myself to the cinema. Our delightful little Odeon cinema seemed a perfect place to escape modern life and step back into the 1940’s to watch this oddly titled film.
The movie is based on a book which was a fictional composition of letters written between an author, Juliet Ashton and members of the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I’m sorry to say at present I have not read the book.
The movie is beautifully filmed to have an authentic 1940’s feel and shows Guernsey to be a beautiful and rugged part of Britain.
Lily James and Michiel Huisman are the stars of the movie, but they are accompanied by a glorious cast including Tom Courtney, Katherine Parkinson and Penelope Wilton – but you could not miss the wonderful acting by to the two children Kit Connor (Eli) and Florence Keen (Kit), they were so pure in character that you wanted to scoop them up and hug them.
This is not an all action blockbuster, but it is a perfect British film which explores friendship, loss and people’s need to belong.