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3.0
51 Ratings

Shirley Valentine

Directed by Lewis Gilbert
United Kingdom, 1989
Romance, Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

Shirley’s a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband’s chip’n’egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels she’s stagnated and in a rut.

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Shirley Valentine Directed by Lewis Gilbert

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1990 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

BAFTA Awards

1990 | Winner: Best Actress

1990 | 2 nominations including: Best Screenplay - Adapted

Golden Globes (USA)

1990 | 3 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical