Florence Green, 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. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town’s less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart, Harborough’s vengeful, embittered alpha female who is a wannabe doyenne of the local arts scene.


  • Good costumes & art direction (+1/2)
  • Very talented cast (+1)
  • Solid story & characters (+1)
  • Ending is good, but not great (+0)

If only to see these three great actors work together, the movie is worth the price of admission. The story is good, and while it’s not the great ending I was expecting, it’s appropriate and it works. Not sure I’d watch it again, though. A little dark & depressing.

Score: 7.5/10

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