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Love Letters (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  12 April 1999 (USA)
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An ambitious U.S. Senator reflects back on his life after the death of a woman whom he loved and kept in contact with only through correspondence. The movie is told in flashbacks as the two... See full summary »

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An ambitious U.S. Senator reflects back on his life after the death of a woman whom he loved and kept in contact with only through correspondence. The movie is told in flashbacks as the two first meet as children and begin their lifelong correspondence. He grows into his political aspirations and leaves her behind, as she becomes a struggling artist. While he is successful, she has a rocky life. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The original Broadway production of "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney opened at the Edison Theater on October 31, 1989 and ran for 96 performances. The play was nominated for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. See more »

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Not worth it
15 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie isn't that great kids, not even if you love sappy romantic movies. Why? Because it isn't romantic, just sappy. The entire plot was, to me, incredibly frustrating, because it all revolves around two people too selfish to admit they love each other, yet both have the time and patience to write letters to one another for their entire lives. The acting struggles, although it's not horrible when one thinks of the plot they have to work with. Anyway, their lives where unbelievable, not as in amazing, but as in "no way! that's lame," and not as in I have no imagination or cannot handle fiction, but as in, this movie's trying to be real, and this really is silly. Anyway, the simplicity of the shots and the fact that it feels like we're watching a play is about the only thing that saves this movie from being totally lame. However, there was potential in a story/movie/play like this and it disappoints me that the potential was left alone. Anyway, this is just my meager opinion and frankly, why would anybody care what I think?


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