Movie Review – The Bookshop (2017)

The Bookshop, 2017.

Directed by Isabel Coixet.

Starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson, Honor Kneafsey, and James Lance.

Synopsis:

Florence Green decides to open a bookshop in the small coastal town of Hardborough. But she finds herself up against powerful opposition in wealthy Mrs Gamert, who has her own ideas on how the shop should be used. And will stop at nothing to get her own way.

Hands up who’s had that feeling of being an outsider, not fitting in with the group or crowd who seem to make things happen. At the very least, it’s awkward, but it’s often more unpleasant and painful than that. It’s exactly what happens to the widowed Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) in the small English seaside town of Hardborough in 1959, when she decides to set up her own business, a bookshop. And swiftly finds herself confronted by small town attitudes,
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