Contrary to the tongue-twister of a title, this is a fairly straight forward movie and an Austen-worthy romance. It is a breath of fresh air in the ocean of unnecessarily complicated love stories of today. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a very bookish-romance indeed!
Fallon is an actress whose career ended and Ben is an aspiring writer, they meet on November 9. Their individual circumstances don't allow for them to be together so they decide on meeting each other on the same date, same place every year with absolutely no contact in between. Sounds cheesy right? And yes that has already been done in movies. But it isn't a simple as that!
With Brexit, wars in the Middle East, Trump putting restrictions on specific countries and millions of people getting displaced. The subject matter, that is immigration of persons from war-torn countries is the most relevant today. This book was very powerful. It will stay with me for a very long time and I will never look at immigration the same way, that in my opinion is the number one accomplishment of this book.