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NOTE: Coarse language

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"A quiet triumph in observing human nature"
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Newly-widowed, a woman attempts to realise her dream of opening a bookshop in a remote island location. However, the matriarch of the village has other plans and does her worst to thwart to young widow. An ally is found in a young girl and an elderly and lonely widower, with Bill Nighy in a star turn. This is a heart-warming story, with its funny and sad moments – well-told and excellently acted. A beautifully crafted gem of a film.

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I'm drawn to Bill Nighy's work. Leading lady is superb. You won't be disappointed

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I really enjoyed this movie. Well worth watching…made me want to have a book shop of my very own even more than I already did

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The Bookshop

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.

Critic Reviews:

  • " The excellent performances and the setting make up for the frustration that the story may provoke in the viewer " – Gisela Savdie
  • " The ever-winsome Emily Mortimer glows as a struggling widow who opens a bookstore in her insular coastal town. " – Andrea Gronvall
  • " Everything is low-key and emotionally restrained but the director crafts a brilliant and powerful film. " – Cate Marquis
Release date NZ
September 5th, 2018
Movie Format
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.85 : 1
Length (Minutes)
English, English for the hearing impaired
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Number of Discs
  • Drama
Original Release Year
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All-time sales rank
Top 5000
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