The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Reviews
The plot has potential on being something more than a typical WW2-Lovestory, but it does not use it. There are too many plotholes and random prop- and filming mistakes to watch it fully without cringing. The movie is Comfort Food- nothing more, nothing less.
Lead actress Lily James is like a dream come true - she was the perfect ´┐ 1/2~Cinderella´┐ 1/2(TM) in ´┐ 1/2(TM)15, it´┐ 1/2(TM)s easy to see why she won that part and the accolades. This story is an account of Germany´┐ 1/2(TM)s brutal occupation of Guernsey from 1940-45, detailing its dramatic impact on a group of families and friends. It´┐ 1/2(TM)s both a sentimental romantic tale and an examination of the tragedies experienced by all individuals living under siege. From other reviewer´┐ 1/2(TM)s comments ´┐ 1/2" it might seem certain modern viewers may have perhaps lost the ability to appreciate the effect these times had on long suffering participants ´┐ 1/2" so, some might tend to view certain aspects of this tale with a degree of cynicism. But generally, the majority of audiences should be pleased with the time they spend being entertained by this engaging story.