Monday, 16 April 2018

No. 31 (2018) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society April 12th.

Film No. 31 (2018) April 12th.  6:30 PM LUNA Paradiso Northbridge. 

"How wonderful, a film I could enjoy with no sex, no swearing and next to no violence ....... marvellous" (A fellow preview attendee in the cinema foyer immediately after the showing).

So, what of this film depicting a popular novel with the longest title in living memory? This period piece shot on some of the the U.K.'s most breathtaking coastline is going to woo the crowds, and some. Mike Newel (Four Weddings and a Funeral) returns to his British roots and melds a bunch of no name actors, Tom Courtney excluded, into a charming World War II and post war story. Lily James (Juliet Ashton) is motivated to travel to Guernsey after a chance connection via mail with Dawsey Adams (Michiel Huisman). Juliet is a successful writer seeking a challenge. What she encounters will change her life, but that's not a spoiler. The predictability of TGLPPS is unsurprising, it's the brilliant balance  with which Newel layers every character and scene leading to the conclusion we know is coming that surprises. Escapism at its very best. 9GUMS.


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