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Letters to Juliet (2010)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 May 2010 (USA)
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Sophie dreams of becoming a writer and travels to Verona, Italy where she meets the "Secretaries of Juliet".

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An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter. Written by Anonymous

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What if you had a second chance to find true love? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for brief rude behavior, some language and incidental smoking | See all certifications »

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14 May 2010 (USA)  »

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Cartas a Julieta  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,540,486 (USA) (14 May 2010)

Gross:

$53,021,560 (USA) (20 August 2010)
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The part of Claire had particular resonance for Vanessa Redgrave as she too had traveled to Italy as a younger girl and stayed for a period of time, much like her character. See more »

Goofs

When Claire is walking towards Lorenzo the first time they meet in the vineyard, shots of Claire show the sun coming from her right in the late afternoon, but shots of Lorenzo show the sun coming from HIS right (what would be her left), and nearer the middle of the day. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: [as Sophie interrupts yet again] Oh-*here she comes!*
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to Lise Friedman and Ceil Friedman for their book "Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare's Greatest Heroine, the Magical City of Verona and the Power of Love." See more »

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References Romeo and Juliet (1936) See more »

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Sono Bugiarda (I'm A Believer)
Written by Neil Diamond
Performed by Caterina Caselli
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Unexpectedly good
15 May 2010 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

I had expectations of seeing a nominal quality love story going in. I was pleasantly surprised that this film was a noticeable cut above the average. I enjoyed it a great deal; and judging from the audience, so did everyone else.

A long time ago I realized that the way the best love stories work is to make the audience wish they could be the character on the screen. This movie does this in spades.

The major weight of carrying the film rested squarely on the shoulders of Amanda Seyfried. Other than being very lovely shoulders, she did an excellent job of portraying her character. She has a great range of endearing expressions. I've seen her in a couple of other films that I enjoyed her in, but none better than this; even considering the broader production values of "Mama Mia". She was radiantly beautiful and added just the right note of intelligence, warmth and charm. In one scene where her character described her excellent education, it didn't seem ludicrous coming from her as it has in the past from other actors. I'm looking forward to seeing more of her - and not just because of her radiant beauty either.

The rest of the cast did an admirable job as well. Gael García Bernal did well in his role of Seyfried's distracted workaholic fiancé. Later in the film, the arrival of Christopher Egan as counterpoint to Bernal was handled with better than average skill by Egan. His grandmother, played with subtlety by Vanessa Redgrave, was the focus of the story and has never seemed more sensitive and caring. But hey, fellas, whoever was wrangling the script (Rivera/Sullivan), she wasn't believable saying she was 65 when she's 73. But that was the only off note to me. Finally, Oliver Platt added an enjoyable aside as Seyfried's boss.

Finally, the rest of the productions elements, sets, costumes, locations, etc are all right on the money for the theme and feel of the film; nothing out of place of awkward looking. Excellent entertainment all around.


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