DVD

Bookshop, The

Model: DJ6423

SKU: 647252 Product ID: 885505

Format ‐ DVD

Genre ‐ Drama

Rating ‐ PG

Consumer Advice ‐ Mild themes and infrequent coarse language

Release Date ‐ 26/09/18

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Description

    Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name; The Bookshop is set in 1959, Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better.

    By exposing the narrow-minded local townsfolk to the best literature of the day including Nabokov’s scandalising Lolita and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, she opens their eyes thereby causing a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries.

     Her activities bring her a kindred spirit and ally in the figure of Mr. Brundish (Bill Nighy) who is himself sick of the town’s stale atmosphere. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town’s less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart (Patricia Clarkson), Hardborough’s vengeful, embittered alpha female who is herself a wannabe doyenne of the local arts scene.

     When Florence refuses to bend to Gamart’s will, they begin a struggle not just for the bookshop but for the very heart and soul of the town.

     

Details

    Director - Isabel Coixet

    Actors - Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson

    Film Genre - Drama

    Label - Universal Sony Pictures P/l

    Audio - English (Dolby Digital 5.1)/English (Dolby Digital 2.0)

    Subtitles - English for the hearing impaired

    Running Time - 109

    Aspect ratio - 1.85:1

    Region Coding - 4

    TV Standard - PAL

    Rating - PG

    Consumer Advice - Mild themes and infrequent coarse language

    Year of Release - 2018

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - DVD

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clearly states the topic The story is about power and presented in a subtle but brutal understanding of how an outsider finds herself marginalized and finally driven out by hypocricy, betrayal at all levels. The subtle goodness comes in the form of a young woman and elderly man who show understanding about how important books are. The revenge in burning down the building, the bookshop, is satisfying.
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Bookshop Had been very keen to see the movie because I thought it would be something for me to enjoy. It sadly let me down, just when I wanted something good and positive to happen, it didn't, it left me wanting
Date published: 2018-10-19
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