Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

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No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .

The only way to survive is to open your heart.

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Suicidal thoughts (8 reviewers), Emotional abuse (7 reviewers), Alcoholism (6 reviewers), Child abuse (6 reviewers), Mental illness (5 reviewers), Child death (3 reviewers), Physical abuse (2 reviewers), Domestic abuse (2 reviewers), Suicide (2 reviewers), Death (2 reviewers), Toxic relationship (1 reviewer), Grief (1 reviewer), Panic attacks/disorders (1 reviewer), Vomit (1 reviewer), and Self harm (1 reviewer)


Child death (6 reviewers), Child abuse (6 reviewers), Alcoholism (5 reviewers), Suicidal thoughts (5 reviewers), Death (2 reviewers), Toxic relationship (1 reviewer), Vomit (1 reviewer), Sexual assault (1 reviewer), Physical abuse (1 reviewer), Suicide (1 reviewer), and Emotional abuse (1 reviewer)


Violence (2 reviewers), Rape (2 reviewers), Sexual violence (2 reviewers), Fatphobia (2 reviewers), Toxic relationship (1 reviewer), Bullying (1 reviewer), Child death (1 reviewer), Sexual assault (1 reviewer), Body shaming (1 reviewer), Domestic abuse (1 reviewer), Mental illness (1 reviewer), Death (1 reviewer), and Emotional abuse (1 reviewer)


emotional 87%
hopeful 66%
funny 59%
sad 46%
reflective 36%
inspiring 34%
dark 33%
lighthearted 16%
challenging 15%
mysterious 10%
tense 6%
relaxing 3%
adventurous 2%
informative 1%


medium 70%
slow 16%
fast 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 8% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 70% | Yes: 15% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 0% | No: 0%

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