D: Isabel Coixet (Endless Night, Learning to Drive, Elegy, My Life Without Me).
S: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, James Lance, Frances Barber, Patricia Clarkson, Julie Christie.
Stilted and jarring, the conversations and performances are as if from a radio play. THE BOOKSHOP is sub-CHOCOLAT small-town small-mindedness.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/the-bookshop.html