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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent adaptation of Rosamunde Pilcher's great book
Having watched the dire adaptations of the Winter Solstice novel by the same producers, I began this DVD with a heavy heart, and quickly found that, despite a few creaky moments, it really works well. I think the main reason for this is Vanessa Redgrave, an actress of such immense presence that she can carry almost anything. Here she has a decent script, excellent...
Published on 7 Jun 2009 by Bismaquer

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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
The first Shell Seekers with Angela Lansbury, although enjoyable, was a bit 'light and fluffy' so I looked forward to watching this version with Vanessa Redgrave - how wrong can you be? Some of the acting was 'wooden' as though the actors had forgotten their lines and most of the film was stilted and boring. Very disappointed - even the scenery wasn't up to much. Won't...
Published on 24 Dec 2007 by Tilly Flop


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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent adaptation of Rosamunde Pilcher's great book, 7 Jun 2009
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Having watched the dire adaptations of the Winter Solstice novel by the same producers, I began this DVD with a heavy heart, and quickly found that, despite a few creaky moments, it really works well. I think the main reason for this is Vanessa Redgrave, an actress of such immense presence that she can carry almost anything. Here she has a decent script, excellent performances from Maximilian Schell and Prunella Scales amongst others, and pretty decent production values. A surprisingly good watch, really.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent purchase, 2 Mar 2010
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Excellent dvd as so true to the book. A lot of films and dvd's do not match the story, but this one does. Ofcourse, the wonderful acting of Vanessa Redgrave never fails anyone.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahell Seekers, 14 July 2010
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I thoroughly wenjoyed this version of the Shell Seekers, Vanessa Redgrave was excellent as Penolope Keeling, and the other members of the cast worked well. Also the best thing was that the film followed the story closely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shell Seekers, 15 Sep 2007
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great chick flick hits all the buttons and reminds you of how different life was during and after the war and how relationships at that time tended to differ massively to today. Also great insight into family dynamics. Has its happy, sad, deep, emotional moments really really enjoyed it
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5.0 out of 5 stars The DVD was a delight, filming was excellent, 7 July 2014
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A long time since any of my friends have read the book, so,there was no need to compare..often to the detriment of one or the other.
The DVD was a delight, filming was excellent, and very evocative...even husband enjoyed it, which was a surprise.
Recommend not only for a girly night in with a bottle of fizz, but couples too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vanessa Redgrave as the main character was excellent., 30 Jun 2014
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Lovely, lovely DVD - really did the book justice. Vanessa Redgrave as the main character was excellent.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely drama, 26 May 2014
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The drama spans five decades starring Penelope as an elderly lady who has inherited valuable paintings from her artist father. In her mature years, her grown-up children become acutely aware of the paintings' value and two of them (Noel and Nancy) seek to persuade her to part with them. But Penelope's emotional ties to the paintings and her Cornish childhood home would make such parting an immensely difficult task. There is an uglier side to the drama, as Noel and Nancy display unmitigated greed.

Vanessa Redgrave delivers a convincing performance as the elderly Penelope, and there is good casting and acting from most of the supporting cast. Noel and Nancy on the other hand are portrayed as one-dimensional characters; their dialogue and performance are wooden. Altogether, this is a lovely drama, which well deserves another viewing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shell Seekers DVD, 22 April 2014
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Read the book of this film a long time ago, so bought the film which was excellent, hence the rating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good story, 20 April 2014
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Had watched this on TV, but it was so full of Adverts over two nights, ones concentration wandered
and now I've enjoyed it without interruption. Venessa Redgrave was at her best!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable, 19 April 2014
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I had read the book and was curious to see how it transferred to DVD. I thought the production was excellent and stayed reasonably true to the book.
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