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The central love triangle is so undercooked that its slow consumption of the entire third act becomes its own enemy occupation, rendering the initial fascination of Guernsey's war story a painful casualty.
They've disentangled the novel's dramatic and romantic complications to a fault; if it's possible to merely amble in place, that's what the storytelling in "Guernsey" does for protracted stretches of screen time.
This is definitely 'comfort food' for fans of period dramas like me, but fortunately a nutritious one. As a writer, one of the biggest appeal for me is how the movie is practically a wonderful love letter to the written word.
There's a cosiness to the word count guzzling "Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society", in a lie-back-and-think-of-postwar-England kind of way. It doesn't entirely lack grit, but it is very successful in its emotional manipulations.