In 1959, headstrong widow Florence (Emily Mortimer) transforms an old house into a bookshop in order to bring more culture to her small, coastal town. With the help of a precocious girl (Honor Kneafsey), she finds her first customer and champion in reclusive local widower Edmund (Bill Nighy) as well as a staunch opponent in Violet (Patricia Clarkson), a powerful woman in the community who wants Florence's property for her own purposes. Written and directed by Isabel Coixet. Based on the novel by Penelope Fitzgerald.~Kaitlin Elise Miller
Dated in the 50's , this one is a sad story about how a young widow, who owns an old house in a small village in Post war England. She wants to make it into a Bookstore. Various trials and tribulations follow.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I was completely drawn into the beautiful scenery and slow pace - not always the case for me - but it made me feel like I was really there. The characters were people that I wanted know in a place where I would like to live - were it not for some of the narrow-minded ones. Maybe it's the librarian in me, but I loved the overall feeling of this movie and the stand against censorship!