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Letters to Juliet

  • Drama
  • 2010
  • Gary Winick
  • 100 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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SophieAmanda Seyfried
VictorGael García Bernal
ClaireVanessa Redgrave
Lorenzo Franco Nero
CharlieChristopher Egan
BobbyOliver Platt
IsabellaLuisa Ranieri
FrancescaMarina Massironi
DonatellaLidia Biondi

Crew

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DirectorGary Winick

Details

Theatrical distributor
E1 Entertainment
Released on
2010-06-04
Language
English
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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