Two separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo. They meet and form an odd, but sympathetic camaraderie as they plan to steal two of the turtles and free them into the ocean.
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Turtle Diary is a very quiet, contemplative and, ultimately, moving film about two very solitary people who are at an impasse in their personal lives and who, coming from different directions, find a common purpose that renews their sense of direction. It is faithful to Russell Hoban's novel and yet lives independent of its source - a rare event in most book to film situations. Why isn't this on dvd?!!