Sunday, August 12, 2018

Good Movies are hard to find ~ "The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society"

 I don't know about you all but finding good movies can be hard in this day and age. Especially family friendly movies.

I tend to be drawn to the British shows like Pride and Prejudice ( I prefer the older version with Colin Firth) ..  Persuasion and Cranford etc. I did watch the series Downton Abbey ... I was so drawn to all the eras of clothing and life throughout the era's that were depicted. Several of the Cast Members that were in Downton Abbey also were part of a movie recently called "The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society". I had read about a year ago it was coming out but forgot until someone on FB recently posted it. 

It actually turned out to be a good movie in my opinion. 

What's it about you ask ?

In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was German-occupied during WWII. Feeling compelled to visit the island, she starts to get a picture of what it was like during the occupation. 
You'll find out about that literary and potato peel pie society when you watch it.

I enjoyed the story line and as always the acting was really superb .. I personally think the British actors are the best. But I know some would probably want to debate me on that point .. as I said it's a personal opinion. 

If you're concerned about content .. Overall 1 or 2 cuss words ( A**)  And one scene with an intoxicated man. two short lived fight scenes.  Nothing sexual in nature at all. 

Hope you all find it as delightful and enjoyable as I did .. 

Sweet Farmhouse Blessings


  1. Years ago I read the book and loved it. Friday night I watched the move and loved it. In fact, I bawled like a calf over man's inhumanity to man and woman. wonderful acting and while I recognized some actors, I couldn't call a name to save me! Except for Rose; I did remember her name (from Downton Abbey). Go figure. Sheesh.

    1. Hi Sandra ... I said the same thing to mom .. Man is going to answer for the atrocities he has brought on man kind .. it's just so hard to fathom a heart so black. Hope you are doing great .. sending you a hug !

  2. Hi Sara........I just found this movie on Netflix Friday night and, like you, was completely thrilled with how good it was and how enlightening. I prefer the British actors as well. They are so much more "real." I'm hoping for more of this type!

  3. I just watched this movie on Netflix and so enjoyed it!!!


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