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Movie Review: Letters to Juliet January 7, 2011

Posted by shwaldman in Society.
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Netflix Synopsis: By responding to a letter addressed to Shakespeare’s tragic heroine Juliet Capulet, a young American woman (Amanda Seyfried) vacationing in Verona, Italy, sets in motion a series of events that leads her — and the missive’s lovelorn author (Vanessa Redgrave) — in search of romance. Directed by Gary Winick, this deeply tender and uplifting drama also features Gael García Bernal and Franco Nero.

This was a better movie than most of the other we saw during the break. Seyfried does not have the same box office draw that Witherspoon does, but this movie had a better storyline and moved along a lot better. I would certainly recommend it over “How Do You Know”. Unfortunately, there were times in this movie that ran too slow and should have been cut, and yet it was only 105 minutes long. But I think the one thing that made up for the slowness was the scenery. Italy is a beautiful place and the cinematography was excellent in this film.

The give and take play between Seyfried and Egan was fun and playful. They did a good job of demonstrating the age old fighting the most with people you like the best. It was cute and their relationship grew gradually and realistically. If you are up for a fun, light movie, I think you will like this one.



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