Hello everyone! This month Blodeuedd and I are reviewing, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
Blodeuedd is in red and I am in blue.
Genre: Historical Fiction, Drama, Romance
Running Time: 2 hr & 4 min
Rating: PG - 13
In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.
WOhoo, I picked a good one!!! All bow before me!
*bows* I am so happy this was good!
Told you ;) Well, ok I hoped it would be good cos the book was fantastic! Ack so good! You have to read it. I am glad they made a good movie then too :)
I do not think I read the book but the movie was so good.
It does feel weird when I can compare, and in that aspect the book was better cos it was different and told through letters. Which obvi would not work here ;) They did manage to do it well though by sending her to Guernsey. But one point that I hoped for in the book did not come through as much here. Ok ok, so I knew what had happened, but I also felt that IT was obvious hint hint.
I loved that they sent her there. She was able to connect with everyone face-to-face. I did feel bad for Mark tho…
Yes, poor Mark, he loved her, but….come on, he did not stand a chance.
Yessss but poor guy. Took it like a champ too. Kuddos, but yeah...I get it, but I still was team Mark.
In the book I was clearly Team Else, but here, damn that ring! And the roses! And that last kiss. For what? I fear I really liked Team Mark too.
Else was awesome in his own ways and it would be fun to read books with him and him be interested in them, BUT Mark was so sweet. Sighs. Oh well.
Mark will find someone who appreciates him more, like he could fall in love with her publisher. Yes Mark found out he did not like women after all.
Really???? See. One thing about books...there is SO much more stories and info in it. LOL.
Lol, well I liked her publisher, he was cute. He needs a HEA too. Ok we have only talked about Mark so far, must think of something else.
LOL love how Mark took over there. But yes. I must say I liked how there was that one character that Elizabeth was in love with (will not say - so there is no spoiler) and it makes you think. It added complexity to the story. Ugh. So hard not to spoil it to make my ramblings make sense. LOL
I had managed to forget that. It was after all, long ago. But yes, everything is not black and white. There is a lot of grey. Though I would have liked more info, now it was more bam...ok, when did that happen?
Yesss I would’ve liked to see more of them. So sad...super sad.
I remember hoping, even though I knew. So sad. Though I did not cry, you said you cried somewhere?
I did. I so did cry when the big reveal was told at the table. Oooo emotions.
Aw, yes, maybe cos I already knew it spoiled it a bit for me. Still sad!
Probably, but everyone’s reactions got me. Even Mark was upset (hehehe Mark slips in again). It broke my little heart!! Maybe it was because I had hope and all my hope was dashed and exploded and UGH! I am tearing up just thinking of it again!
Omg, you are so in love with Mark!! But he was one fine man. Here’s to you Mark!
Here here!! xD Else was great too. I liked the old guy a lot too (can’t remember his name) and the crazy lady who made the gin (god - I can’t remember her name). I want her to have an HEA too. Poor thing.
I think she got a HEA, she did have a flirt going with someone if you remember. But yes the old guy and his grandson were lovely. I can not say I was that keen on the old lady. And of course the pig farmer was very nice too.
I do remember, but then she said she didn’t like anyone in town. Awww she deserves one. That old lady annoyed me. Yes, she lost her daughter...but she was so bitter. She did have some funny lines. LOL
I think she fancied him, I like happiness :)
But yes the old lady was SO bitter. Everyone lost someone. They all had to try to move on. But then there has to be someone who was bitter. At least she was still a good person and not like that piece of S#it “hotel owner” that she meets.
Ah! Yes. I forgot about that hotel lady. WHAT A WITCH! Ugh! How dare she. Calls herself a woman of god. >_> I’m glad she got a good tongue-lashing. Also, that one dude who liked to turn people in for money. Piece of trash. I’m surprised they didn’t run his traitor butt out once the Nazis left.
Ugh, yes, throw him off the island!
Horrible, horrible man. But that shows how kind-hearted those islanders are overall. They allowed him to stay. I do want to live there (of course after the Nazis leave XD). It would be fun I think. It was so beautiful!
It did look really wonderful! And you know, I did not even know that the Germans took over Channel island during the war before I read that book.
I honestly didn’t know either. When the move first started, I thought we were in France and then I realized that it wasn’t. Was that a real place? Goodness. Even though I spent so much time studying WWII in High School and College...I still learn something new all the time. Such a big war. I do not think we’ll ever know everything about it.
Yes G and Jersey, but then how could we know. Yes we both learned about WW2, but obvi you learned more about the US efforts while I learned more how we fought Russia.
The war certainly took over the whole war. Even countries NOT involved still was involved in some shape or form. Craziness!
They should make more movies or whatever about it, it feels like people just forgot that they were occupied too. We are missing interesting things here, and surely sad ones too.
Agreed. And it does make sense why England was SO invested and wouldn’t quit. I honestly cannot imagine having to go through an occupation like that. This movie/book really showed a part of occupation people forget about. The people who take over can get rid of all the books and literature they deem not appropriate. How many books burned!! As a book lover I cannot imagine having to get rid of certain books or not having access to the library anymore. It is so trivial compared to everything going on, but it is an important part of society and culture. The Nazis took so much.
Not the books! Books, art, everything the stole and that was lost. Sometimes I forget how evil humankind can be. And I have not even started to think about genocide yet. We really are a despicable race aren’t we :(
We really can be. So much hatred, so many bad things happen because of us. The movie really showed that BUT it also showed the love we can create. The kindness especially from Elizabeth. I adored her. She even jumped out in front of the soldiers and yelled at them. She was so brave! She really was a symbol of the goodness in humanity. She risked her life over and over again to do kindness. She stood for love.
I thought they would kill her right there, I was surprised they didn’t. And yes I loved how brave she was, when no one else seemed to be.
I thought about that too. Maybe it was because she yelled at them in English and those foot soldiers didn’t understand? She got lucky indeed. The old lady played it off well. Or maybe they gave a hair of lieway and didn’t want to cause a riot during their ceremony march? Who knows.
Yes true, better not kill anyone during their victory march. Plenty of time for that later.
You can bet for sure she was on their radar after that…
Sorry bby puked on me. Waaaait
Ok, I am back! She did not like all this nazi talk it seemed.
Anything more to add, the puke made me forget anything I had on my mind.
Gross. LOLLL But do you blame her??? Nazis make me wanna puke too.
But err….erm….all I have to say this was a good movie. I loved the story and the characters (even the bitter ones). It was worth the watch even if you haven’t read the book. Laughs, love, sadness, books, and pie.
Yes watch it, read it, or do both. Worth every way possible :) I had thought I had to wait a long time, I thought it was to be a cinema movie, but to all netflix fans out there. Go get it
Yesss! Super good.
Your pick next time then
Oh dear...how on Earth will I find a good one?? LOL! This is hard to beat!!! You picked too well this month!
Haha, thank you. One good movie a year, just like one good book a year.
Hehehe. I think that is how it goes. We each get one really good movie and book for the year. XD
The end then?
Yay a good one :D
Got lucky! ;)
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