Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers

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Director: Waris Hussein

Cast: Anna Carteret, Christopher Bowen, Michael Gough

     
 

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The made-for-TV The Shell Seekers was based on the best-selling novel by Rosamunde Pincher. Heading the cast is Angela Lansbury as Penelope Keeling, a reclusive British matron of comfortable means who suffers a near-fatal heart attack. While recovering, Penelope determines that her attack was a sign of sorts, urging her to get her life in order. As she prepares

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The made-for-TV The Shell Seekers was based on the best-selling novel by Rosamunde Pincher. Heading the cast is Angela Lansbury as Penelope Keeling, a reclusive British matron of comfortable means who suffers a near-fatal heart attack. While recovering, Penelope determines that her attack was a sign of sorts, urging her to get her life in order. As she prepares to break down the barriers she has built between herself and her three children, Penelope muses on her experiences during World War II, a time in which she solidified her outlook on life. Filmed in England and Spain, The Shell Seekers was the 162nd Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation; it debuted on December 3, 1989.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/1999
UPC:
0707729853039
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
NR
Source:
HALLMARK

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The Shell Seekers 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hallmark Hal of Fame destroyed Rosamund Pilcher's THE SHELL SEEKERS when they made this movie. The engrossing, wonderfully developed plot and strong, minutely drawn characters have been watered down until you scarcely recognize them. Angela Lansbury does her best, but she can't overcome the script. Even the casting was poor - Danus is particularly disappointing. I finally managed to sit through the whole film on my third attempt. Don't bother to buy it - I'm not sure it's even worth renting. Read or reread the book instead!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I personally enjoyed this movie very much. I definitely could identify with Angela Lansbury with her children and with her search. I think a lot of people feel like they need to find something that is missing from their life. I also think that it helps you to see that you should take time to spend with those that you really care about because they won't always be here...and to enjoy what you have...and not waste your time bickering because you miss so much!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie bears little or no resemblance to Rosamund Pilcher's beautifully written novel and I find it surprising that as author she consented to its release, so altered is the storyline. It may seem (to those who have not read the book) to be a pretty good and typical Hallmark-style movie, but it should never have been given the title of its namesake novel, because 'The Shell Seekers' it is NOT! It is so far off base that I have tossed out my copy.