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Summary England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson)...

The Bookshop
Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 22 Critic Reviews
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User Score Generally Favorable Based on 24 User Ratings
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Summary England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson)...

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Generally Favorable Based on 22 Critic Reviews
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Generally Favorable Based on 22 Critic Reviews
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50% Positive
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45% Mixed
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5% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 24 User Ratings
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63% Positive
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25% Mixed
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Production Company Diagonal TV, A Contracorriente Films, Green Films, Zephyr Films, ONE TWO Films, Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR), ARTE, Northern Ireland Screen, Radio Televisión Española (RTVE), Movistar+, Telecable, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA), Generalitat de Catalunya - Departament de Cultura, Natexis Coficiné, Crea SGR, Barcelona Film Commission, Invest Northern Ireland
Release Date Aug 24, 2018
Duration 1 h 53 m
Rating PG
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Tagline A town that lacks a bookshop isn't always a town that wants one.
Goya Awards
• 3 Wins & 12 Nominations
Gaudí Awards
• 2 Wins & 12 Nominations
Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain
• 5 Wins & 8 Nominations