“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” February 27, 2021 (2018), Netflix. I had hoped for more from this film, based on the novel of the same name. In the end, however, while the film satisfied in some ways by telling an interesting story, it felt overly romanticized for my taste. It gives you two stories, one of writer Juliet Ahston (Lily James) establishing a connection with pig farmer Dawsey Adams (Michael Huisman) around the power of books in postwar England. She goes to Guernsey to learn more about that Island and experiences during the war when it was German-occupied. In so doing, she learns of the Society, which became a way for islanders to meet during these hard times. Nice bits of acting flow from several principals, especially the now venerable Tom Counrtney as postmaster Eben Ramsey and Katherine Parkinson as local bootlegger Isola Pribby. The scenery is wild and lovely, even if it’s really SW England and not Guernsey. The story had real potential, but the romantic backstories force the bigger questions of life under occupation to compete with melodrama, and the wartime tale is overedited and flattened. Not exactly my cup of tea, but it was a pleasure to watch some pros work.