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Pauline Collins stars in the film version of her Tony Award winning role in Shirley Valentine. A heart warming drama and comedy about an English housewife reaching a point in her life where she feels that the glass is most certainly half empty. Shirley has a mid-life crisis of sorts; realizing there has to be more to her life than being stuck in an uninteresting home, life and marriage. Shirley's trip brings about a change in herself and they way she sees her old life.


Shirley takes a soul searching trip to Greece and it turns out to be more of an adventure then she could have ever imagined. Shirley begins to discover something new and repressed in herself and starts to feel alive in ways she could have never thought possible back at her home in England. You will lose yourself in this wonderful and funny story. Tom Conti turns in a tremendous performance, that was nominated for an Oscar, as Costas. Collins and Conti have great on screen chemistry and bounce off of one another very well. This is very poignant and funny movie at the same time. The anamorphic widescreen DVD presentation looks terrific. Pauline Collins will have you smiling and laughing throughout the film.


Collins has never been better in any performance of her career. The comedy and drama continually meld together with utter perfection. Each scene flows seamlessly into the next. All the while you get swept away into Shirley's world and you'll love every second of it. This is a wonderful film that is an absolute must own and deserves a special place in your film collection.


Cast & Crew


Pauline Collins

Tom Conti


Willy Russell



Lewis Gilbert



Lewis Gilbert

Product Information


Features Not Specified.


Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)

Audio: (more info)

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]




Studio: Paramount

Production Year: 1989

Release Date: 5/1/2007


Length: 108 mins

Rating: R

Shirley Valentine DVD 1989 Pauline Collins Tom Conti

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