War period drama has the lot in spades

Ashwini SaseedaranSouth Western Times
Lily James in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Camera IconLily James in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Credit: supplied

MOVIE REVIEW: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (M) - 8/10

Literary lovers rejoice, for here is a film set to tug at heartstrings just like the much-loved pages of a classic Bronte book.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a poignant period drama brimming with all the bells and whistles a bookworm could ask for in its emotionally mesmerising style of storytelling.

Reminiscent of melodramatic novellas set in the midst of warfare, this book-turned-film tells the theatrical tale of Juliet Ashton (Lily James) – an elegantly young author who visits a mysterious book club in the grief-stricken Channel Islands.

Stuck in a world where fame, status and money speak volumes, Juliet is more intrigued by the web of stories that lay in the damp hearths and hearts of the eccentric personalities within the reading group.

The unravelling of events reveal a tale of passion, pain and peace, as melancholic chapters weave into the next delightfully, offering a viewing experience sure to please the literary drama-inclined.

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