The Bookshop

A town that lacks a bookshop isn’t always a town that wants one.


The Bookshop
Set in England during 1959. A free-spirited widow 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 and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower. As her 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?

112 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Drug abuse).
Drama.

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Credits

Cast
Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Hunter Tremayne, Honor Kneafsey, Michael Fitzgerald, Frances Barber, Reg Wilson, James Lance, Patricia Clarkson
Director
Isabel Coixet
ScreenplayIsabel Coixet, from the novel by Penelope Fitzgerald
MusicAlfonso de Vilallonga
CinematographyJean-Claude Larrieu
EditingBernat Aragonés
Made in2017
Produced byConsortium of European companies

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for some thematic elements, language, and brief smoking.
Runtime113
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
10 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
1
Sex
1
Language
1
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
22 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
97 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA rare adaptation that sticks too closely to its source material, The Bookshop’s meticulously crafted world building gets lost in its meandering pace.
11
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconBittersweet period drama about the joys of reading.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
11 users
13
Rottentomatoes users
385 users
11
IMDB
6972 Netizens
13
The Movie DB
Community
13
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
10

Average .. 59%

12

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