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Shirley Valentine

No one thought she had the courage, the nerve, or the lingerie.
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Format:  DVD-R
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DVD Features:

  • Released: December 3, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"He kissed my stretch marks! No one ever kissed my stretch marks."

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 14


User Ratings: 5,828
This witty, buoyant comedy explores the wild strategy a middle-aged Liverpool matron comes up with to love just being herself. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
Jan 15, 2002
Rating: 1/4 -- There were moments during the movie when I cringed at the manipulative dialogue as the heroine recited warmed-over philosophy and inane one-liners when she should have been allowed to speak for herself. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
5 stars out of 5 -- It's very funny and achingly sad at times, and SHIRLEY is guaranteed to bring a ray of Mediterranean sunshine into an home.
Ultimate DVD
Jul 1, 2007
You don't have to be her age to appreciate her attitude, humor and candor. Full Review
The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Aug 16, 2017
Rating: 4/5 -- Pleasantly quirky comedy-drama.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 12, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- Collins' terrific performance bouys this somewhat awkward adaption of the play.
Lawrence Journal-World
Oct 14, 2002
...Russell has done a serviceable job....SHIRLEY VALENTINE preserves lead Pauline Collins' Tony-winning performance on screen...
USA Today
Aug 31, 1989

Product Description:

Overcome by the drudgery of everyday domestic life, housewife Shirley Valentine (Pauline Collins) wishes for a change of pace. When her best friend Jane (Alison Steadman) invites her on a free trip to Greece, she simply cannot refuse. After a few days of lounging on golden Mediterranean beaches, Shirley is back to her sprightly old self, and when she meets Costas Caldes (Tom Conti), the two engage in an unforgettable love affair which will change their lives forever.

Director Lewis Gilbert does an amazing job converting this one woman stage play into an exotic and heartfelt film. As always, Gilbert impresses with his unique fly-by cinematography, beautifully displaying the lidos and sandbars of the Aegean Sea. Best of all, however, are the effortless performances from Pauline Collins and Tom Conti, as their characters fall in love and go from frustrated adults to giddy teenagers, proving it's never too begin life again.

Plot Synopsis:

An unpredictable, wisecracking but bored English housewife accepts an invitation from a friend to vacation in Greece and rediscovers her zest for life and love.


Production Notes:

  • Shown at the 1989 Montreal World Film Festival.
  • Partially shot on the Greek island of Mykonos, in London and Liverpool, and at Twickenham Studios, London, England.
  • Actress Pauline Collins also played Shirley Valentine in the West End (London) and Broadway stage versions. She won a Tony award for her efforts.
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