Friday, September 23, 2011

Movie Review: Letters to Juliet

Letters to Juliet

Director: Gary Winick 
Stars: Amanda Seyfried 
           Vanessa Redgrave 
           Gael Garcia Bernal 
           Christopher Egan 


 ★ ★ ★ 

My thoughts: 

In Verona, Italy, there is a place where one can leave love letters addressed to Juliet Capulet. These letters are usually asking help from Juliet. Amanda Seyfried plays Sophie, a fact-checker from New York. Together with her fiance', they went to Verona for a vacation. When Sophie went to Juliet's house, she found out the letters attached on the wall of Juliet's balcony are collected and answered by the Secretaries of Juliet (Club di Giullieta). Sophie as an aspiring writer, asks the secretaries of Juliet to try and answer one letter which she found left on the wall for fifty years. She answered Clare's letter and then suddenly her grandson, Charlie showed up angry. His grandmother now wants to look for her lost love, Lorenzo Bartollini, thinking they can be reunited again after fifty years. The story goes from there, Sophie helping Clare to locate her one true love. 

It was a cute love story, enjoyed this movie. Though honestly, I only enjoyed the love story of Clare and Lorenzo. I was not impressed with Amanda Seyfried and Christopher Egan's acting in this film. I didn't think they have enough chemistry to make the film believable. I even hated the ending of this movie, felt like I was watching a Disney film. I actually enjoyed Victor's character here (Gael Garcia Bernal). Wished he played Charlie instead. Overall, it was a good romantic comedy film, you know one of those movies worth renting.


Movie Treasures By Brenda said...

I really enjoyed the movie. Vanessa Redgrave & Italy were awesome...

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