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The Bookshop (2017)

PG | | Drama | 24 August 2018 (USA)
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England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

Director:

Isabel Coixet

Writers:

Isabel Coixet (screenplay), Penelope Fitzgerald (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Mortimer ... Florence Green
Bill Nighy ... Edmund Brundish
Hunter Tremayne ... Mr. Keble
Honor Kneafsey ... Christine
Michael Fitzgerald Michael Fitzgerald ... Mr. Raven
Frances Barber ... Jessie
Reg Wilson ... General Gamart
James Lance ... Milo North
Patricia Clarkson ... Violet Gamart
Lucy Beckwith Lucy Beckwith ... Guest One
Nigel O'Neill ... Mr. Deben
Jorge Suquet Jorge Suquet ... Mr. Thornton
Harvey Bennett Harvey Bennett ... Wally
Lana O'Kell Lana O'Kell ... Ivy Welford
Adie Allen ... Mrs. Traill
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Storyline

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.

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A town without a bookshop is no town at all. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements, language, and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Spain | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bookshop See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,736, 26 August 2018

Gross USA:

$1,588,150

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,055,868
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On 28 December 2017, the film won 12 nominations for the Xth edition of the Gaudí Awards,including Best Non-Catalan Speaking Film, Best Direction, and Best Screenplay. See more »

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Inside the bookshop, modern Penguin Clothbound Classics can be seen on the shelves. These editions were put out in the last 20 years, bound to look like older styles, but are, indeed, recent publications. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: She told me once: "When we read a story, we inhabit it; the covers of the books are like a roof and four walls: a house." She, more than anything else in the world, loved the moment when you've finished a book and the story keeps playing like the most vivid dream in your head.
[seagulls cawing]
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Just Take Me in Your Arms
Written by Alfonso de Vilallonga
Performed by Ala.ni
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Missing piece?
9 September 2018 | by sbdjonesSee all my reviews

I really wanted to like this film. It stars 2 of my favorite female actors - Emily Mortimer and Patricia Clarkson. It's not their fault I didn't enjoy the film since it's based on a book. The problem for me was that there seems to be a piece missing from the story. Not for one second did I believe that Clarkson's character wanted the old house to run an arts center, but there's no plausible explanation given. I haven't read the book so I don't know if that's part of the story but it certainly wasn't explained in the film. I left disappointed.


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