Shirley Valentine Poster

Release Date: 1989

R|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
Feeling trapped in a world of domesticity, Shirley (Pauline Collins), a housewife from Liverpool, England, needs a change in her life before she has another conversation with the walls. When her friend Jane (Alison Steadman) invites her on a trip to a Greek island, Shirley jumps at the chance. Upon landing, Jane ditches Shirley for a fling, which means Shirley is left to her own devices. Shirley wanders the island, meets a taverna owner (Tom Conti) and begins to find the joy in life again.

Cast: Pauline Collins, Tom Conti, Alison Steadman, Julia McKenzie, Joanna Lumley, Bernard Hill, Sylvia Syms, Gillian Kearney

Director: Lewis Gilbert

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 1980s, Quest, Son, Passionate, Best friend, Friendship, Husband, Amusing, Transformation, Forbidden love

Awards

Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Music (Original Song)