21.6.10

At the Movies: Letters to Juliet


I FINALLY saw Letters to Juliet.  Woo Hoo!  And I liked it.  Bonus!

Sophie is a young aspiring writer who works as a fact checker at the New Yorker.  She travels to Italy with her fiance, a budding restauranteur. While her fiance is tasting cheeses, buying wines, and learning Italian cooking techniques, Sophie tours Rome.  One of her first stops is Juliet's house, where hundreds of women of all ages gather every day and write letters to Juliet about their love life problems.  She finds a letter from Claire, who 50 years ago did not go to meet the love of her life so that they could elope.  Claire aswers the letter.  This brings Claire to Italy, to find her long lost love.  Sophie comes along, offering her fact checking skills for a chance to write Claire's story.

Girls, Letters is every bit the sweet romantic story that the ads promise.  The Italian countryside backdrop is stunning, the story is endearing, and the acting is believable - except for a somewhat forced ice cream scene, but I am willing to overlook that.  Your significant other probably will not appreciate this movie.  It is 100% a chick flick.  So don't bother with this one on your next date night.  But if you and one or more of your girls are looking for something to do after gabbing away at dinner, check out Letters.  This is one of those rosy sweet romantic movies that makes you feel good about life.  I think you'll like it as much as I did.

2 comments:

Tricia said...

ooohhhh I so want to see that

Crazy Shenanigans said...

The previews for this looked really good! I think it's left the theater around here though. Sad face.

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