The Bookshop

The Bookshop

DVD - 2019
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In England in 1959, free spirited widow Florence Green follows her lifelong dream by opening a bookshop in a conservative coastal town.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
Branch Call Number: DVD F BOO
Characteristics: digital, rdatr
optical, rdarm
surround, rdacpc
Dolby digital 5.1
NTSC, rdabs
video file, rdaft
DVD video
region 1, rdare

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misatim
Nov 09, 2019

I really like Bill so anything he is in I enjoy.

VaughanPLDonnalee Nov 07, 2019

I liked this film, but not as much as I hoped for. It had so much going for it! Emily Mortimer was lovely as a widow trying to start a new life in a small coastal town in Britain in 1959. She opens up a small bookshop, but runs into resistance from the snobbish town matriarch, Patricia Clarkson. I loved the setting, the time period, the performances and the basic plot. But I must admit, the film was slow. Very slow. And a lot of it was kind of haunting and sad, not fun and charming. So I liked it, but didn't love it.

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Nooksack20
Nov 06, 2019

I tried, but not get into this overly provincial story. I'm sure women might enjoy it.

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dirtbag
Oct 24, 2019

The atmosphere of the movie reminded me of a Jane Austen book. Not for people who like car crashes and police chases, but it is a study of the self absorption and small town politics that exist with many people.

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reading_31
Oct 22, 2019

Thoroughly depressing. Like the other comment here that they wanted to like it...... the same goes for me. I fast forwarded through some of it.

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acooke
Oct 17, 2019

Lovely film, excellent acting, sad story.

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newdog
Oct 07, 2019

I wanted to like this, I really did, but it was so boring!

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jazzy4u
Sep 24, 2019

So much whispered talking that not much could be understood. It also was disconnected and had no character buildup. The landscape was pleasant showing how nice life would be living there - without the people in this movie. It was boring with no expectations fulfilled.

JCLStefanieE Sep 22, 2019

The premise was lovely, but this ended up being a too-quiet British drama with very few likable characters and quite a few uninteresting nasty ones.

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mustang351c
Sep 20, 2019

I liked Emily Mortimer a lot in Disney's 'The Kid'. Haven't seen her in much since, though. This movie seemed ok, but nothing special, up until the end when the plot just seemed to veer left suddenly in a way that made little sense and just left you confused. Really bad story writing at the end. This woman was of such weak character it turned out. Disappointing. I would have expected something better.

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jimg2000
Apr 01, 2019

The best quotes are in IMDb already:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3127022/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

My favorite, not that I concur totally:
Edmund Brundish: Old age is not the same thing as historical interest. Otherwise you and I would be far more interesting than we are.

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