Shirley Valentine
Shirley Valentine (1989)

Since its London and Broadway stage debut, playwright Willy Russell's +Shirley Valentine has proven an excellent showcase for any number of talented actresses (Loretta Swit won the 1989 Sarah Siddons Award for her work in the Chicago… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 30, 1989
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2007
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brooke Corso
The Monitor (McAllen, TX)

You don't have to be her age to appreciate her attitude, humor and candor.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Pleasantly quirky comedy-drama.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

An obnoxious and thoroughly tedious piece of work...

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Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World

Collins' terrific performance bouys this somewhat awkward adaption of the play.

Don Willmott

think of Shirley Valentine as "Educating Rita under the Tuscan Sun."

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This witty, buoyant comedy explores the wild strategy a middle-aged Liverpool matron comes up with to love just being herself.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
British rom com (ooh. My FAVOURITE) for the menopausal generation. I'm not there yet...
Audrey Lush
Caught this old favorite yesterday on TV and what a pleasure to see it again. Shirley magnificently throws off the roles inflicted upon her by society and… More
John Ballantine
Just a tad bit too silly. Your mom will love Pauline Collins. The rest of the audience, perhaps not. Non a dull sort of way.
Dimitris Springer
Adorable Brit flick,an essence of liberality and traveling to the distance...well,on that occasion,Greece!I must point out it's a better affiliation to the… More
Sarah Burton
Severely dated, but its power is time immemorial. Familiar, funny, realistic and Pauline Collins is mesmerising.
Barry Lappin
Read it at school.