Letters to Juliet 2010

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(248) IMDb 6.5/10
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On holiday in romantic Verona, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried, Mamma Mia) explores the city alone as her fianc (Gael Garca Bernal, Babel) spends his time working.

Runtime:
1 hour 45 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Letters to Juliet

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Gary Winick
Studio eOne
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By SillyB on 31 Mar 2012
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When I first saw this film I wanted to see it but for some reason it kept being put back on my watch list.

Oh how I wish I hadn't! From start to finish I was caught up in the story, the characters and the gorgeous setting.
I was expecting a basic chick flick with the usual stuff but this film has something that stands out from others, there is something about this film that is relaxing, the characters are calm and Italy is gorgeous. After watching this film I felt the need to visit Verona and this is from someone who isn't eager to travel abroad.

The story is sweet and brings a smile to your face, there are definitely some laugh out loud moments throughout and it will leave you feeling chilled afterwards.

I highly recommend this film to anyone who fancies a chill out with the girls whether you're young or old. My Mum and I sat down and enjoyed this together... not that I'm saying my Mum is old!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Hammond on 7 Nov 2010
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You can't blame this film for being predictable or cliched: it's what rom-coms are, and after one look at the synopsis, you can easily guess what is going to happen. Amanda Seyfreid plays Sophie, a New York newspaper fact-finder keen to showcase her real talent, writing. She and her chef fiance, Victor, have organised a pre-wedding holiday in Tuscany. The cracks in their relationship are visible early on- her fiance is wrapped up in his own career, isn't really interested in her and sadly neglects her on holiday, leaving her to wander solo around Verona. It is here she discovers what she thinks will make the perfect story for her journalistic debut- the letters to Juliet, written by love-lorn tourists seeking advice from Juliet. Sophie soon learns that a group of local women answer each and every letter, and she discovers a fifty year old letter that has lain unanswered, from a young girl, Claire, who has abandoned her first love, Lorenzo. Sophie decides to reply, hoping her reply reaches Claire. It does, and Claire, now an elegant older woman (played by the divine Vanessa Redgrave), sets out to find Lorenzo with Sophie's help, accompanied by her reluctant and ridiculously priggish but handsome grandson Charlie (Christopher Eagan), who resents what he sees as Sophie's meddling and thinks the whole thing can only end in tears. As they set out to identify Lorenzo from a multitude of namesakes, the animosity between Sophie and Charlie eventually grows to respect and their chemistry is undeniable.

So yes, the plot is far-fetched, but it is really lovely escapism, as many of the best rom-coms are. The cinematography is beautiful, as is the scenery.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. V. Jeffery on 18 Oct 2010
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Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave have a magical quality about them that is absolutely essential in a film like this. All the male actors are also well cast, but it is very much a girls' film. It is a lovely romance for both the younger and the more mature lady, whose paths cross so beautifully in the story. Set in Tuscany, at the height of summer, what more could you wish for. The colour and music that infiltrates the scenes is so therapeutic that you want to be transported to this more gentle, everyday life.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andy_atGC TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 April 2012
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Chick flicks are not my scene!

Many of the reviews refer to this being a chick flick which to my mind, suggests that it is rather for the younger female. I am not convinced either is completely true.

It is hard to decide who just who is the heroine here. Is it Amanda Seyfried's character or is it Vanessa Redgrave's? I believe it to be neither but rather both, collectively! However, whilst Venessa Redgrave appears to be quite comfortable and at home in her role, I am not completely convinced that Amanda Seyfried is quite so at ease. She gives a rather similar impression in 'Mamma Mia', which is a rather different movie and with very different demands.

I have seen this a few times and it is an enjoyable movie. The Italian scenery is wonderful. The story's premise is one that could happen and is therefore believable. I know from discussions with older friends in the past that events in their lives, often accidental rather than planned, may well cause changes in location, direction or finances and affect relationships. It is all too easy!

A very worthy effort.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Benson VINE VOICE on 5 Feb 2011
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I really wanted to see this on the grounds of it being the first english speaking role for huge Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal. Bear in mind I'm not completely impartial to 'chick flicks' so I don't base my disappointment on it being a bit of a girly movie. I feel like the first half hour of the movie doesn't kick things off so great. Gael's character in the movie is pretty boring and forgettable. Chemistry between him and Amanda Seyfried doesn't seem to exist. I couldn't help but feel a little sad he chose such a lacklustre and mediocre role for his english language debut. If you want to see the movie on the same grounds as myself I'm sure you will also be disappointed.

However, when the characters of Charlie and his grandmother, Claire are introduced [about a half hour in] the movie gets a little bit more interesting. And you can't help but get caught up in the story as the trio trek across the beautiful landscape of Italy in search of long lost love.

Overall it was a nice, if slightly predictable story to see once. One to rent over buying in my opinion. Not a great 'chick flick' for guys.
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