Sunday, September 02, 2018

Tip#1109: Feel a Sense of Community, Part 3 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

One of the many reasons I love watching movies is they always help take me to another world for awhile. They can help clear my head and fill me with positive thoughts and emotions without me even trying! And sharing this cinematic passion has connected me with other movie lovers around the world.

My social media channels of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin have been wonderful tools for connecting me with movie lover communities. And sharing my challenges in life on this movie blog has also connected me with others dealing with the same issues. That’s a sense of joy that always comforts me and helps feed my indestructible optimism whenever I’m feeling down or alone.

Here is a film that celebrates the power and benefits of a community that came together during a dark time in history.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

The historical romantic-drama film, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, is about London-based writer, Juliet Ashton (Lily James) who uncovers the story of a book club community living through the German-occupied island of Gurnsey during WWII. The cast also includes Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton.
See: movie trailer StudioCanalUK
See: movie trailer Netflix

The gorgeous country vistas in this film made me feel like I took a short vacation to the island of Gurnsey. The chirping of the birds and the wind through the trees were so serene and soothing. Ashton was also inspiring as she demonstrated many inner strengths such as passion, perseverance, resilience and the will to make life-changing decisions that supported her own dreams and goals.

It was also inspiring to get to know the book club members that supported one another during WWII. One of the scenes that brought them together was the roasting of a pig which was against Nazi rules. As a food lover I really enjoyed the sight of the juicy pork roast!

That delicious moment contrasted with the group’s signature potato peel pie that was not as tasty but was one of the luxuries they could enjoy when much of their food was taken away. The pie still represented the love and tradition of having a book club for them to meet during difficult, harsh times.

Inspiring Themes:
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Resilience
• Indestructible Optimism
• Supportive Relationships
• Family & Community
• Power of Stories & Books

Movies have the magic of taking you away to another place and time for a few hours and re-energize your positivity and well-being. They can inspire you with cinematic role models and show you the importance of a supportive, loving community. Feel a sense of community today with others that are like-minded or share similar passions. It's a wonderful feeling to feel part of a loving group!

Related Tips:
Tip#566: Feel a Sense of Community, Part 1 – Red Dog 
Tip#705: Feel a Sense of Community, Part 2 - The Shop Around the Corner 
Tip#1109: Feel a Sense of Community, Part 3 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

See 100's of inspirational movie tips from this blog!

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• READ: Emmanuel & Depression featured in The Toronto Star
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• WATCH: Uplifting Movie Montage produced by Emmanuel Lopez!
• DISCOVER: 8 Creative Tools for Motivation & Depression

Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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