Reviews: The Bookshop (2018)

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  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality and Practice
    • Excerpt: A compelling performance by Emily Mortimer as a middle-aged woman who makes a courageous move.
  • Andrea Chase @ Killer Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: rightly dwells on the details in this perfectly realized character study
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: It’s weighed down by unnecessary narration and a surprising lack of conflict. But star Emily Mortimer and director Isabel Coixet create a character study of a rarity onscreen: an earnestly cerebral woman.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: What appears to be a run-of-the-mill drama that will surely fall into the usual clichés of perseverance and eventual victory about a woman standing up to a small town of bullies that sees her as an outsider is actually much more complex. Instead of fantasizing about an old-fashioned conservative community’s wholesale ideological change, Fitzgerald and Coixet reveal how success happens one person at a time.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog