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Letters to Juliet (2010)

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  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 14 May 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:105 min
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  • IMDb page: Letters to Juliet (2010)
  • Rate: 6.3/10 total 22,602 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 14 May 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:105 min
  • Filming Location: Bryant Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
  • Budget: $30,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $53,021,560(USA)(22 August 2010)
  • Director: Gary Winick
  • Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Gael García Bernal and Vanessa Redgrave
  • Original Music By: Andrea Guerra   
  • Soundtrack: Sospesa
  • Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Three Word Title | Singing In A Car | Man In A Swimsuit | Fiancé Fiancée Relationship | Love Triangle

Writing Credits By:

  • Jose Rivera (written by) and
  • Tim Sullivan (written by)

Known Trivia

  • Hugh Dancy was originally cast as the male lead role but dropped out and was replaced by Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal.
  • Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero are a real life couple.
  • Juliet’s secretaries really do exist. They are called the Juliet Club and they volunteer to reply to letters left in Verona, as well as organize events in honor of ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
  • Sono Bugiarda (listed as “Sono Bugiarda (I’m A Believer)” in the soundtrack listing) actually means “I’m a Liar” in Italian.
  • Charlie’s black car is a Lancia Delta.
  • The idea for the film was inspired by the 2006 non-fiction book, “Letters to Juliet”, by Lise Friedman and Ceil Friedman, which chronicles the phenomenon of letter writing to William Shakespeare’s most famous romantic heroine.
  • Gary Winick’s last film before he died of brain cancer.
  • This is the second time Amanda Seyfried has played a character named Sophie, in arguably two of her most prominent roles. It was also her character’s name in Mamma Mia!.
  • During Lorenzo’s dinner toast, he mentions that Claire lost her “Jack” and he lost his “Rose”. “Jack” and “Rose” are the names of the two main characters in James Cameron’s Titanic.

Goofs: Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Sophie is in Victor's restaurant kitchen to announce her going back to Verona, Victor sends all the kitchen employees out of the kitchen. While the employees are there, there are cooking sounds. After the employees are gone, the cooking sounds are gone but all the cooking is still happening in the background.

Plot: Sophie dreams of becoming a writer and travels to Verona, Italy where she meets the "Secretaries of Juliet". Full summary »  »

Story: An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" — one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by a the "secretaries of Juliet" — and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter.Written by Anonymous  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Ellen Barkin known as producer
  • Mark Canton known as producer
  • Eric Feig known as producer
  • Caroline Kaplan known as producer
  • Marco Valerio Pugini known as line producer
  • Ron Schmidt known as executive producer
  • Patrick Wachsberger known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Amanda Seyfried known as Sophie
  • Marcia DeBonis known as Lorraine
  • Gael García Bernal known as Victor
  • Giordano Formenti known as Viticoltore
  • Paolo Arvedi known as Signor Ricci (Olive Farmer)
  • Dario Conti known as Cheese Supplier
  • Ivana Lotito known as Young Girl
  • Luisa Ranieri known as Isabella
  • Marina Massironi known as Francesca
  • Lidia Biondi known as Donatella (as Lydia Biondi)
  • Milena Vukotic known as Maria
  • Luisa De Santis known as Angelina
  • Christopher Egan known as Charlie
  • Vanessa Redgrave known as Claire
  • Remo Remotti known as Farm House Lorenzo
  • Angelo Infanti known as Chess Playing Lorenzo
  • Giacomo Piperno known as Lorenzo On Lake
  • Fabio Testi known as Count Lorenzo
  • Sara Armentano known as Folks Home Nurse
  • Benito Deotto known as Folks Home Lorenzo
  • Marcello Catania known as Take Him Lorenzo
  • Silvana Bosi known as Take Him Lorenzo's Wife
  • Elio Veller known as Grocer Lorenzo
  • Sandro Dori known as Priest Lorenzo
  • Adriano Guerri known as Waiter Lorenzo
  • Stefano Guerrini known as Lorenzo – Grandson
  • Daniel Baldock known as Lorenzo – Father
  • Franco Nero known as Lorenzo Bartolini
  • Robbie Neigeborn known as Sign Maker
  • Hilary Edson known as Receptionist
  • Ashley Lilley known as Patricia
  • Peter Arpesella known as American Tourist (voice) (uncredited)
  • Gabriele Manfredi known as Lorenzo – Grandson (uncredited)
  • Oliver Platt known as New Yorker Magazine Editor Bobby (uncredited)
  • Naeem Uzimann known as Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Desideria Corridoni known as key hair stylist
  • Robin Day known as hair department head: New York unit
  • Raffaella Iorio known as additional makeup artist
  • Diane Mazur known as makeup department head
  • Diane Mazur known as personal makeup artist: Amanda Seyfried
  • Samuele Miccoli known as additional hair stylist
  • Mario Michisanti known as additional makeup artist
  • Ryan Reed known as hair department head
  • Guilia Tamagnini known as additional makeup artist
  • Carla Vicenzino known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Madeline Austin-Kulat known as art department coordinator: New York
  • Dario Badia known as carpenter
  • Francesca Birri known as set decorator coordinator
  • Mario Bordon known as painter
  • Gabu Camilo known as props
  • Roberto Caruso known as property master
  • Leonardo Cruciano known as propmaker
  • Mandie DeMeskey known as property master: additional photography unit
  • Sandro Erdolini known as painter
  • Cristiano Gobbi known as props
  • Sandra Jelmini known as art department coordinator
  • Christopher M. Lewis known as art production assistant: reshoots
  • Marco Lo Russo known as set dresser
  • Viviana Lo Russo known as painter
  • Aleksandr Lokensgard known as set dresser
  • Paolo Marasciulo known as carpenter
  • Jeff Mazzola known as prop master: New York
  • Dana Neuwirth known as assistant props: New York
  • Susan Raney known as set decorator: New York
  • Jon Ringbom known as charge scenic: New York
  • Joseph Sargo known as assistant props: New York
  • Richard Tenewitz known as construction coordinator: New York
  • Armando Vici known as carpenter
  • Robert Zorella known as art department coordinator: re-shoots

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Summit Entertainment (presents)
  • Applehead Pictures

Other Companies:

  • Alf Service  lighting balloon
  • Apollo Productions / AAR Digital  advertising and promotions
  • Big Film Design  titles
  • Eastwood (Sound and Vision)  additional pro tools systems supplied by
  • Eye2Ear Music  music consultant
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • London Session Orchestra, The  orchestra (uncredited)
  • Marshall/Plumb Research Associates  script research
  • Panalight  grip and lighting equipment
  • Panorama Films  production service
  • Pentmark  product placement
  • Post Factory NY  post-production facilities
  • Reder & Feig  production legal counsel
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Trevanna Post  post-production accounting
  • Visions from the Roof  Franco Morselli's music administered by

Distributors:

  • Alfa Films (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Belga Films (2010) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • EDKO Film (2010) (Hong Kong) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One Benelux (2010) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One (2010) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Hoyts Distribution (2010) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Shaw Organisation (2010) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Showgate (2011) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Summit Entertainment (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2010) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • Entertainment One Benelux (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray) (rental)
  • Entertainment One Benelux (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (rental)
  • Entertainment One Benelux (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray) (retail)
  • Entertainment One Benelux (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (retail)
  • Film1 (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Long Shong Entertainment Multimedia Company (2010) (Taiwan) (all media)
  • Monolith Films (2010) (Poland) (all media)
  • Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution (2010) (Finland) (all media)
  • Odeon (2010) (Greece) (all media)
  • Paris Filmes (2010) (Brazil) (all media)
  • Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) (2010) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • TriPictures (2010) (Spain) (all media)
  • Zon Lusomundo Audiovisuais (2010) (Portugal) (all media)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Anibrain
  • Leonardo Cruciano Workshop
  • Mr. X

Visual Effects by:

  • Mathieu Archambault known as digital compositor
  • Yogesh Badhe known as digital compositor: Anibrain Digital tech
  • Justin Ball known as visual effects supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
  • Sarah Barber known as visual effects production coordinator
  • Yashwant Bombe known as digital compositor: anibrain
  • Leslie Chung known as visual effects artist
  • Craig Crawford known as digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital
  • Molle DeBartolo known as digital restoration artist
  • Ujwal W. Dhankute known as digital compositor
  • Shaiju Ep known as prep supervisor
  • David Fix known as senior systems administrator: Mr. X Inc.
  • Parth Ghatge known as visual effects artist
  • Roopesh Gujar known as visual effects production manager
  • Sushil Kalyanshetti known as visual effects artist
  • Isabelle Langlois known as digital effects producer
  • Sarah McMurdo known as visual effects producer
  • Alejandro Monzon known as visual effects artist
  • Jesh Murthy known as visual effects: Anibrain
  • Kelly Noordermeer known as visual effects assistant
  • Andrea Papaleo known as visual effects supervisor
  • Abhijit Patil known as digital compositor
  • David Piombino known as lead compositor
  • Khatal Prajakta known as vfx compositor
  • Sebastien Proulx known as digital compositor
  • Saurabh Raut known as digital compositor
  • Tyagi Reetuj known as vfx compositor
  • Paul Saint-Hilaire known as digital compositor: Nuke
  • Mag Sarnowska known as digital compositor
  • Abu Thahir known as digital compositor: Anibrain
  • Peter Toufidis known as matte painter
  • Chris 'Pinkus' Wesselman known as digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital
  • Alex Yalakidis known as visual effects editor
  • Jun Zhang known as digital compositor
  • Kushal Panchbhai known as digital compositor (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 25 April 2010 (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • USA 29 April 2010 (Newport Beach International Film Festival)
  • Australia 13 May 2010
  • Canada 14 May 2010
  • USA 14 May 2010
  • Malaysia 20 May 2010
  • Mexico 21 May 2010
  • Romania 21 May 2010
  • Taiwan 28 May 2010
  • Israel 3 June 2010
  • Argentina 9 June 2010 (Buenos Aires) (premiere)
  • Ireland 9 June 2010
  • UK 9 June 2010
  • Argentina 10 June 2010
  • Brazil 11 June 2010
  • Poland 11 June 2010
  • Indonesia 16 June 2010
  • Philippines 16 June 2010
  • Greece 17 June 2010
  • Netherlands 17 June 2010
  • Russia 17 June 2010
  • Kazakhstan 23 June 2010
  • Singapore 24 June 2010
  • Czech Republic 8 July 2010
  • Norway 16 July 2010
  • Estonia 23 July 2010
  • Finland 23 July 2010
  • Sweden 23 July 2010
  • Iceland 28 July 2010
  • Hong Kong 29 July 2010
  • Hungary 5 August 2010
  • Denmark 12 August 2010
  • Austria 19 August 2010
  • Germany 19 August 2010
  • Peru 19 August 2010
  • Portugal 19 August 2010
  • Switzerland 19 August 2010 (German speaking region)
  • Belgium 25 August 2010
  • Italy 25 August 2010
  • Panama 24 September 2010
  • South Korea 7 October 2010
  • Spain 8 October 2010
  • Japan 14 May 2011

MPAA: Rated PG for brief rude behavior, some language and incidental smoking

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. ltoner1 from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 9:31 pm

    I saw this film at an early screening and couldn't have been moredelighted. The film is charming, adorable, and sweet with many laughsto be had as well. The message of romantic love being timeless and onethat can cross many generations was very well appreciated and felt. Thescenery of Italy in the film is gorgeous. There are breathtaking shotsthat make you want to hop on a plane after the film is over and gothere yourself.

    It was also truly refreshing to watch a film that I don't believecontained a single cuss word or sexual innuendo. (We need more of thesemovies). You could see this movie with your teens or your grandmotherwithout the slightest bit of concern about being embarrassed of whatmight show up on the big screen. You walked out of the theatre feelinghappy and remembering your own love story — or hoping for your ownlove story to come.

    Don't miss this one if you get a chance to see it. You will not bedisappointed.

  2. Bruce L. Jones (bl.jones@charter.net) from Southern California
    29 Mar 2012, 9:31 pm

    I had expectations of seeing a nominal quality love story going in. Iwas pleasantly surprised that this film was a noticeable cut above theaverage. I enjoyed it a great deal; and judging from the audience, sodid everyone else.

    A long time ago I realized that the way the best love stories work isto make the audience wish they could be the character on the screen.This movie does this in spades.

    The major weight of carrying the film rested squarely on the shouldersof Amanda Seyfried. Other than being very lovely shoulders, she did anexcellent job of portraying her character. She has a great range ofendearing expressions. I've seen her in a couple of other films that Ienjoyed her in, but none better than this; even considering the broaderproduction values of "Mama Mia". She was radiantly beautiful and addedjust the right note of intelligence, warmth and charm. In one scenewhere her character described her excellent education, it didn't seemludicrous coming from her as it has in the past from other actors. I'mlooking forward to seeing more of her – and not just because of herradiant beauty either.

    The rest of the cast did an admirable job as well. Gael García Bernaldid well in his role of Seyfried's distracted workaholic fiancé. Laterin the film, the arrival of Christopher Egan as counterpoint to Bernalwas handled with better than average skill by Egan. His grandmother,played with subtlety by Vanessa Redgrave, was the focus of the storyand has never seemed more sensitive and caring. But hey, fellas,whoever was wrangling the script (Rivera/Sullivan), she wasn'tbelievable saying she was 65 when she's 73. But that was the only offnote to me. Finally, Oliver Platt added an enjoyable aside asSeyfried's boss.

    Finally, the rest of the productions elements, sets, costumes,locations, etc are all right on the money for the theme and feel of thefilm; nothing out of place of awkward looking. Excellent entertainmentall around.

  3. M V from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 9:31 pm

    Every minute of the film, you know what will happen next. Butpathetically and desperately, you will wait. And you want to see it. Iwonder, how a romantic heart can understand, wait and cry for that onekiss and one hold of the hand…Tears came and I couldn't stop them.Watched movie with a dancing heart and heavy emotions… It's justanother good movie. If you think I said less judge it yourself. Youwill see it again to feel that wonderful feeling of being alive… Ifyou have such a great heart… I say you must watch. I ended up lovingthe story. And watched all the women write to Juliet in belief. Call itSanta or Juliet. They know a true feeling finds it way. They ask forit, they wait all their lives just to hear its OK to love. And I wantto write letters to those who believe in Juliet.

  4. TVfan from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 9:31 pm

    Really enjoyed this film. A very good story, that had many goodmoments, one in particular — if you've seen the film, you know whichone I'm talking about. Redgrave made this film. She is amazing, and shegave the story believability. But the film could have been a classic.Two things got in the way. 1) The story was just a little too light,seems like they were trying too hard to make a romantic comedy, insteadof letting it be what it was — probably the money people wereresponsibly for that one. 2) The two leads were somewhat unlikable,with zero chemistry. She was OK, but he was a Hugh Grant caricature.The pacing of their relationship was way too fast to be believable. Ithink this story is good enough to be remade, and I think it should be- with a different Sophie and a different Charlie, and maybe a little(please note I said a "little") more serious tone. Other than Sophieand Charlie, I think the film was very well cast.

  5. bassrourke from Australia
    29 Mar 2012, 9:31 pm

    What a surprise this beautiful and easy going film was. Letters toJuliet is a nice afternoon at the cinema, while doubling as a postcardfrom Italy. Amanda Seyfried is on a roll, her lovely awareness of roleswill propel her into super stardom. As young Sophie, who is engaged toa over zealous chef, her life is changed dramatically when she finds anancient letter buried in a sacred site in Verona. The home ofstar-crossed lover Juliet provides serious love aspirations for all whovisit. Sophie, a fact checker but would be journalist pursues thewriter of the letter, Vanessa Redgrave, then takes off on a road-tripwith her grandson in tow to find the lost recipient. The film is lush,sensual on the eyes but light enough to just relax & enjoy. VanessaRedgrave sparkles and reminded me of Miss Daisy at times. AmandaSeyfried delivers pure delight, her saucer wide eyes had me transfixed.Wonderful.

  6. potato2
    29 Mar 2012, 9:31 pm

    Aspiring writer Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) and her fiancé go to Veronafor a pre-wedding/business trip, but he's obsessed with work and leavespoor Sophie to sightsee alone. She visits Juliet's famous house, wherefor generations lovelorn women have left letters asking for advice inJuliet's brick wall. The locals who answer the letters on Juliet'sbehalf invite Sophie to join them and her response to a 50-year oldletter will change several lives forever.

    This has all the makings of a charming chick flick, telling anidealistic love story in a stunningly beautiful place. Verona and theTuscan countryside are so gorgeous, I was ready to pack my bags and go.Seyfried makes a likable enough heroine but she's paired with woodenChristopher Eagan who lacks depth, looks too young, and is a totalcheeseball. The two share no romantic sparks whatsoever.

    The movie is saved by Vanessa Redgrave as the woman who wrote theletter decades ago. She's classy, confidant, and doesn't look likeshe's acting. Her reunited lost love is played perfectly by Franco Nerowho commands the screen even though his part is small. (Their obviouschemistry is for real; they were in love in the sixties, parted, andonly recently reunited and married – what a good plot for a movie!)

    It's a shame the story has such a Disneyish fairy tale-feel to it. Oneknows immediately everything that will happen and how it will end. Itwas too unbelievable and silly for me, although I think younger peoplewould like it. Recommended for those who love picturesque Italy.

  7. Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    29 Mar 2012, 9:31 pm

    In New York, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is the efficient event checker ofThe New Yorker and her fiancé Victor (Gael García Bernal) is anenthusiastic chef that is opening an Italian restaurant of his own.They decide to have a pre-honeymoon traveling to Verona, where Victorwill visit his suppliers. Once in Italy, Victor does not give muchattention to Sophie, spending his time with the meetings. When hedecides to travel to Livorno, Sophie prefers to stay in Verona tosightsee the historical places. She visits the house of Juliet, wheretourists leave love letters and she finds a group of women called"secretaries of Juliet" that reply the letters. She joins the group andfinds an unanswered letter from 1957 from a British woman named ClaireSmith (Vanessa Redgrave) hidden behind a brick and she decides to replythe letter. A couple of days later, the snobbish and skeptic prigCharlie (Christopher Egan) visits the secretaries of Juliet and Sophieleans that he is the grandson of the widow Claire that has just come toVerona to seek out Lorenzo Bartolini after receiving the letter writtenby Sophie. She meets the old lady and they decide to search her formerlove together. There are seventy-four Lorenzo Bartolini in Italy, buttrue love does not have expiration date. Meanwhile the estrangedrelationship between Sophie and Charlie changes.

    "Letters to Juliet" is a delightful romance highly recommended forromantic viewers. I have seen the trailer that is a spoiler indeed andI postponed the DVD to watch it later. But the movie is worth,specially watching the performance of Ms. Vanessa Redgrave, who isstill a very elegant and beautiful lady and gives credibility to ClaireSmith. The witty and sparkled Amanda Seyfried seems to have funperforming Sophie and Christopher Egan completes the charming younglead couple. For those like me that have never had the chance to visitItaly, the journey of Claire, Sophie and Charlie is an awesomesightseeing in this beautiful country. My vote is seven.

    Title (Brazil): "Cartas para Julieta" ("Letters to Juliet")

  8. aharmas from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 9:31 pm

    Two words: Vanessa Redgrave! This film could have been a light andenjoyable romantic comedy, but Miss Redgraves shines like a verywelcome sun, giving us plenty of warmth and love, like in the classiccomedies of the 30's. Everything was possible back then…

    Christopher Egan and Amanda Seyfried are not bad at all, and they haveenough chemistry to enjoy the secondary story line, but she doesdeserve a better partner in her next time out. Back to Miss Redgrave,after all, she is back, and much like the story line, she has beenaround forever, but she hasn't been a romantic lead for a while, andthis character is not pretending to be another age, or too hip, or toodifferent, or none is revisiting the genre and looking at thecomplexities of the mind. What we get is a romantic fantasy about twopeople who might get to have their dreams come true.

    What is special about this entry is that the leading lady is charmingand wise, tender and understanding, that she has a grandson and seesbeyond what the others see. She understands what is like to be in love,what is like to lose a great love, and what it feels like to have asecond chance with the true love of your life. In fact, when we see howshe has some near misses in the film, our hearts nearly break.

    The film is handsomely photographed. It is after all, Italy, and thereis much to enjoy as the story unfolds. There is no secret andsurprising ending, but a very sweet film, with a fantastic performance,and with much to offer a public that longs for some fulfilling storylines.

    May Ms. Redgrave live on…

  9. Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio
    29 Mar 2012, 9:31 pm

    Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is a fact checker for New Yorker magazine,although she longs to be a bonafide journalist. Her boss (Oliver Platt)knows she does a great job in her present position but has no clueconcerning her writing aspirations. Lucky gal, she is also engaged to avery handsome chef (Gael Garcia Bernal) and they are about to embark ona journey to Verona, Italy. But, how genuine is her luck, really? Herfiancé rarely devotes his full attention to what she is saying orwishing, being utterly wrapped up in the new restaurant he is about toopen. Even the trip abroad, a supposed "pre-honeymoon" gets sidetrackedwhen future hubby only wants to go to wine auctions and such. Nosightseeing, which is what Sophie is keen to do. Therefore, she letsher mate go off on his own, while she looks over Verona, especially the"Juliet Wall", where folks leave letters to Juliet for advice on love.Sophie discovers that a team of older ladies compose the return lettersand they let her help, one day. It is then that Sophie finds a lettertucked behind a loose brick. What a find! As it turns out, it waswritten by a young lady named Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) fifty yearsago. She wanted to know if she should follow her heart and becomeattached to an Italian named Lorenzo (Franco Nero) or should she gohome to England. Sadly, no one found the letter and Claire returned toBritain. Now, Sophie writes a reply to see what occurs. Ho, ho, ho!Claire and her grandson, Charlie (Christopher Egan) are in Verona in amatter of a few days, with Charlie giving Sophie a tongue-lashing forupsetting his grandmother's life. Instant dislike reigns. But, giventhe fact that fiancé is still on the run, this new trio, Claire, Sophieand Charlie, begin a search through the surrounding countryside forLorenzo. Will they find him? And, will Sophie and Charlie stop fightinglong enough to gaze into each other's eyes? I say go see thisbeautifully made film soon. The cast is wonderful, with Seyfried andEgan making a talented and good-looking pair, and the lesser castmembers doing nice work as well. Redgrave is very touching as the olderlady looking backwards and Nero, well, not only is he charming, hestill looks most handsome! The scenery, naturally, is dazzling and soare the costumes and cinematography. The script has some originality,as well as predictable events, and the direction, though slow at times,seems secure. In short, let yourself off the hook from more mundanetasks and trot off to the cinema for this little gem, romance fans.

  10. Dragoneyed363 from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 9:31 pm

    I have to admit, I was very impressed and surprised with how greatLetters to Juliet ended up being and how much I enjoyed it. I was veryentertained throughout the entire film with it's interesting story plotand likable characters. Amanda Seyfried plays as a sweet, young,engaged woman named Sophie who finds a note written over 50 years agoby Claire, portrayed by the amazing Vanessa Redgrave, who talks of herone true love Lorenzo, and Sophie replies.

    The film starts off strong and doesn't let up. It's brilliantly playedout by the actors and actresses and it becomes more entertaining witheach second. I loved the whole concept and found myself smiling at somany scenes for how endearing it was. The characters, while not themost excellent characters ever conceived, are very believable andlikable to an extent. The actors and actresses make them seem sincereand the directing is good too, as well as the writing.

    Really what makes me enjoy this film so much is how entertaining andcompelling it ends up being at every turn. I always enjoy AmandaSeyfried's performances and the movie itself is a really adorable andamusing adventure. I laughed, I felt compassion, and I walked out ofthe theater feeling refreshed and rejuvenated because of how sweet itwas and how much it moved me. Really the only downside is that therewas a Taylor Swift song used around the end.

    While it's certainly not a masterpiece, I praise it for being able togo way past the average "rom com" or "tearjerker" and just be a simplypleasing experience with very fun scenes and a great sense of romanceand happiness that I was touched by. It was a job well done, and abreath of fresh air from a lot of trash heaps that are passed off asRomance films nowadays. I suggest anyone who can enjoy thislight-hearted, fun and delightful adventure see it right away!

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