Shirley Valentine (1989) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • 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. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.

  • Shirley Valentine is a middle aged housewife, taken for granted by her husband Joe and spending her days cooking,cleaning and quite literally talking to the kitchen wall. She longs for some adventure and thinks back to her days as a carefree and rebellious teenager. Her chance for adventure comes up when her friend Jane asks her to accompany her to an all expenses paid holiday to Greece where she meets Lothario Costas, who makes feel young and alive again. When the time comes to return home, Shirley must make a decision.


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