It took me a while to finally get around to watching this movie. Normally, I really dislike most romance films, because they tend to be really poorly made. However, I give a whole-hearted big recommendation of "Letters to Juliet", which was a sweet, adorable and romance.

The movie is about Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), an American girl who visits Verona with the man she's engaged to marry (Gael Garcia Bernal). He's always leaving her behind to investigate wine and truffles for his New York restaurant. She visits the house allegedly inhabited by Shakespeare's Juliet. Below the balcony there, lovelorn women for years have posted "letters to Juliet," asking for advice.

Sophie finds a letter 50 years old, written by a young British girl about a Tuscan boy she met, fell in love with and allowed to fall out of her life. Sophie writes to the girl, the letter amazingly finds its way, and soon Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) and her grandson Charlie (Christopher Egan) arrive in Verona. So now, if we're experienced moviegoers, we know what must happen by the end of the story.

All of this is wrapped up in unimaginably beautiful shots of the Italian countryside, the warmth of the friendship between Sophie and Claire, and visits to many of the men named Lorenzo Bartolini, which was the name of the boy Claire loved so long ago. A hard-hearted realist would suggest that Sophie help Claire check out the possible Lorenzo Bartolinis by use of the phone, but no. "Letters to Juliet" requires the three of them to visit the candidates in person, leading to a series of false leads and at last, of course, to the real Lorenzo Bartolini (Franco Nero).

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Letters to Juliet it is a light hearted chick flick. It drags a little at the beginning but has a good ending. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see a nice and relaxing romantic comedy with some beautiful Italy on the side.

on Mar 12, 2011

0 comments

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Blog Archive

Follow by Email

Subscribe To:

Followers

Labels

1 (1) 13 Assassins (1) 1976 (1) 2 (1) 2009 (1) 2010 (2) 2011 (29) 25th Anniversary (1) 3 Doors Down (1) 3DS (1) A Hearts of Iron 2 (1) A.I. Artificial (1) ABC (3) album (7) All Eternals Deck (1) AMC (1) American Grindhouse (1) Antonio Banderas (1) Apollo 18 (1) Art vs. Science (1) audio (6) Avatar (1) Bastion (1) Ben Banks (1) Beyond the Blackboard (1) Bill Cunningham New York (1) Billy Corben (1) Black Heaven (1) Black Moon Rises (1) Black Prophecy (1) Blackfield (1) Blood and Chrome (1) Blow Out (1) Blu-ray (19) Blue Crush 2 (1) Bob's Burgers (1) Bonnie (1) Born This Way (1) Breaking Bad (1) Breaking In (1) Britney (1) Britney Spears (1) Brotherhood (1) Burn Notice (1) Burning Palms (1) Camelot (1) Canal+ (1) Carbon Nation (1) Cast (1) CBS (4) cd (10) Certified Copy (1) Chaos (1) Charlie Sheen (1) Charlie's Angels (1) Chris Cornell (1) Chuck Versus the Family Volkoff (1) Circo (1) Civilization (1) Clay Tweel (1) Clip (1) Clips (1) Clyde vs Dracula (1) Cold Weather (1) Country (2) cover (1) Criterion Collection (2) Dance (1) Darkest Hour (1) Dates (4) Dear Lemon Lima (1) Deep Red (1) Desert Flower (1) detailed (7) Details (2) Dissidia 012 (1) Documentary (18) drama (1) Dressed (1) DVD (15) Eat My Dust (1) Eddie Vedder (2) Edition (1) Elektra (1) Elektra Luxx (2) English (2) Enlightened (1) Enrique Iglesias (1) Even the Rain (1) Explosions in the Sky (1) Exporting Raymond (1) Fairly Legal (1) Falling Skies (1) Femme Fatale (1) film (25) film Blu-ray (1) Final Fantasy (1) Foo Fighters (1) Four (1) fox (4) Friends with Benefits (1) Full (4) Galaga Dimensions (1) game (9) Gameplay (3) Gatling Gears Shooter (1) Guide (2) Gutter Rainbows (1) HBO (4) Heartbeats (1) Hobo with a Shotgun (1) I Am (1) Incendies (1) info (19) Intelligence (1) Into Eternity (1) iPhone (2) Joueuse (1) June (1) Kaboom (1) Kiss Me Deadly (1) Korra (1) La Doppia Ora (1) Lady Gaga (1) Last Night (1) League of Evil (1) Legend (1) Legend of the Fist (1) Letters to Juliet (1) list (4) Listing (5) Live to Dance (1) Looney Tunes (1) Love (1) Love Bites (1) Love Shines (1) Luck (1) Luxx (1) Mad Love (1) Mad Men (1) Make Believe (1) Miral (1) Monogamy (1) Mother's Day (1) movie (58) Movie Trailer (1) MST3K (1) NBC (2) Necessary Roughness (1) New (37) Nina Sky (1) Official (1) Pac-Man (1) Paula Abdul (1) PC (2) Peep World (1) Perfect Couples (1) Philip Rosenthal (1) Pina (1) Pirates of Black Cove (1) Platoon (1) Plot (36) Poster (43) Poster Game of Thrones (1) Potiche (1) Purple Sea (1) Puzzle (1) Reality (1) Redemption Island (1) Release (10) Review (4) Road (1) Rome (1) Ron Sexsmith (1) Scooby-Doo (1) Screen (1) Sean Bean (1) Season (2) Season 2 (1) Season 4 (2) Series (31) Shift 2 (1) Ship'rect (1) show (11) Skateland (1) Song (1) Songbook (1) Songs (4) Soundtrack (1) Spears (1) Special Edition (2) Square Grouper (1) Stand by Me (1) Starting Today (1) Summer (1) Summery (3) Super (1) Survivor (1) Synopsis (1) tailer (1) Take Care (1) talib Kweli (1) Television (32) Terra Nova (1) The Big Bang (1) The Bleeding (1) The Cable Guy (1) The Cape (1) The Cleveland Show (1) The Complete Season 3 (1) The Double Hour (1) The Experiment (1) The Kennedys (1) The Last Mountain (1) The Lying Game (1) The Mountain Goats (1) The Pruitt-Igoe Myth - An Urban History (1) The Rainbow Tribe (1) The Return of Chen Zhen (1) ThunderCats (1) Time of My Life (1) TNT (1) Top Shot Arcade (1) Topsy-Turvy (1) Tornado Alley (1) Tough Enough (1) Tour (4) Track (8) Tracklist (2) Tracks (1) trailer (45) True Legend (1) tv (41) Tweet (1) Ukulele (1) Unleashed (1) Upcoming (4) USA (2) Venues (2) Version (1) Vidal Sassoon (1) Video (12) Videos (1) Vol (1) Walkthrough (2) Wasting Light (1) Watch (1) Water on the Road (1) Welcome to My DNA (2) When In Rome (1) White Collar (1) White Material (1) Wii (2) Wretches and Jabberers (1) WWE (1) Xbox (3) XX (1)