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The Love Letter (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  21 May 1999 (USA)
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The power of words and images to open hearts. Helen runs, miles a day, to burn off energy: she's an emotional celibate. Going through the post at her shop, she finds a romantic and poetic ... See full summary »

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Lillian MacFarquhar
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Janet Hall
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Jennifer
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Johnny
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George Matthias
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Eleanor
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Officer Dan
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Postal Clerk
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Ray
Margaret Ann Brady ...
Selma
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Kelly
Walter Covell ...
Post Office Customer
Patrick Donnelly ...
Bookstore Customer
Lucas Hall ...
Garbage Man
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The power of words and images to open hearts. Helen runs, miles a day, to burn off energy: she's an emotional celibate. Going through the post at her shop, she finds a romantic and poetic letter between the couch cushions, unsigned, and thinks it's for her. It melts her resistance to feelings, and soon she undertakes an affair with Johnny, a collegiate employee. (He sees the letter and thinks she wrote it to him; he quotes some of it, so she thinks he wrote it to her.) In the background are Helen's long-time friend, George, who loves her, and her mother who abruptly left on a long trip months' before. Discovering who actually wrote the letter brings insight and promise. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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No one knows who sent it. No one knows who it's for. But everyone's getting the same message.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for some sensuality, nudity and strong language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

21 May 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Destinataire inconnu  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,692,819 (USA) (21 May 1999)

Gross:

$8,276,228 (USA) (16 July 1999)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Johnny jumps in the ocean with his socks on but when he emerges seconds later his feet are bare See more »

Quotes

Miss Constance Scattergoods: A thinning gene pool is a terrible thing to witness. Ah, civilization's crowning achievement: the cocktail hour.
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Connections

References Love Story (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

feelin' Alright
Written by Dave Mason
Performed by Joe Cocker
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Great Summer-y Movie
1 June 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was panned by critics, all of whom were male.

This is a wonderful little film with fun, funny and realistic characters, and an interesting, romantic story that will touch the inner romantic in all of us. It's not laugh-out-loud funny, but it is pleasant to watch these characters interact and is very fun to watch.

And for the guys, Kate Capshaw isn't bad to look at, either.


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