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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - 3 Stars

Predictable, but lovely. This film does nothing new, but is competent in its mediocrity.

A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

It is obvious from the beginning how the film is going to end and the journey to get there is hardly a unique one. There are clichés everywhere. However, the characters are likeable enough that you are engaged enough not to notice the 2 hours pass by. Lily James is, as always captivating and Jessica Brown Findlay is equally as admirable. Michiel Huisman is charismatic and Glen Powell is heavily under-utilised as James’ boyfriend . Penelope Wilton gives the most astounding performance of the whole film and she cements her place in British acting royalty even further.

Overall a rather underwhelming affair, which still happens to be “nice.”

3 Stars

Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay

Screening courtesy of Picture This!

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