Turtle Diary
Turtle Diary (1985)

Adapted by Harold Pinter from the novel by Russell Hoban, Turtle Diary stars Glenda Jackson as Neaera Duncan, a famed author/illustrator of children's books. In the midst of her success, Duncan suffers from writer's block. While… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 14, 1985
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

What's left is not quite Delia Swallow for grown-ups; but the bland world this film inhabits is almost as quaint, complacent and parochial.

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TV Guide

An intelligent, witty, offbeat, and somewhat eccentric comedy based on the novel by Russell Hoban.

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Luanne Brown
Chico Enterprise-Record

Moves at turtle's pace, but packs punch.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

A small, eccentric, exquisitely acted comedy that manages to be as eerie as it is funny. Though it eventually seems somewhat less than the sum of its parts, it's a most engaging shaggy-turtle story.

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A film that deserves credit for its unpredictability as much as it does for its genuine warm-heartedness.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Uplifting movie about two people who try to change their lives though an adventuresome project.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Ben Kingsley's smile, so warm and mysterious, is the sun that shines all through "Turtle Diary."

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Charming little film with great performances.

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