The Netflix movie is based on the book by Mary Ann Shaffer and Ann Barrows. It stars Lily James as Juliet Ashton and Michiel Huisman as Dawsey Adams. It is rated TV-14.
Rating: 4/5 stars.
The movie follows Juliet Ashton, who is a successful writer. One day, she receives a letter from a man named Dawsey Adams, a resident of the island of Guernsey, who is also a member of a book club called ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.’ He tells her about how the society was created, and after hearing these stories she decides to fly to the island to meet all the members of this book club. Just before she leaves, her boyfriend, Markham Reynolds, proposes to her. She leaves without him and goes on her quest of finding her next story.
Just before writing this review, I decided to go to Goodreads to see what everyone was saying. The reviews are quite mixed. I haven’t read the book, but I did really like the movie. I enjoyed hearing the stories of Elizabeth, who was the founder of the society. This movie takes place in 1946 when World War II is going on. Historical fiction is not really my thing, but I do like learning about history, so somehow I ended up liking the story. I was not a fan of either of the romances, but they didn’t really play a big part so it was fine.
Overall, I did enjoy watching the film. It did deal with some serious topics, but it was also lighthearted at times. If you like stories in general, I’d recommend it.
Add it to your Goodreads TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40787340-the-guernsey-literary-and-potato-peel-pie-society
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