Letters to Juliet

Letters to Juliet

Gary Winick (2010)

100min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This slight but effective romantic drama packs an unexpected punch, thanks to Vanessa Redgrave's nuanced performance. She plays Englishwoman Claire, who's on the trail of a long-lost lover called Lorenzo in Verona, home of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. She has returned to the city with her grandson Charlie (Christopher Egan) after a letter she wrote 50 years ago and posted into a crack in the wall beneath Verona's famous balcony is found by aspiring novelist Sophie (Amanda Seyfried). Sophie is visiting the city with her preoccupied fiancé (Gael García Bernal), and hopes the discovery of the letter will provide a breakthrough for her writing. When Sophie is united with Claire, the two women scour the Tuscan countryside in an attempt to find Lorenzo, encountering all manner of false leads along the way. Nicely weighted performances and the beautiful Italian setting combine to make this an unassuming treat.

Summary

A writer on holiday in Italy discovers a 50-year-old letter from a woman describing her regret at rejecting a man she was in love with. She is moved to reply, prompting the writer to turn up in person with her grandson in tow, and together they set out in search of her lost love to put things right. Romantic drama, starring Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave and Gael Garcia Bernal.

Cast & Crew

Sophie Amanda Seyfried
Victor Gael García Bernal
Claire Vanessa Redgrave
Lorenzo Franco Nero
Charlie Christopher Egan
Bobby Oliver Platt
Isabella Luisa Ranieri
Francesca Marina Massironi
Donatella Lidia Biondi
Director Gary Winick
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: E1 EntertainmentAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 4 Jun 2010
Drama