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Love Letters (1983)

A story of love and obsession. A young radio personality who, after her mother dies, discovers she had been having a love affair for 15 years. Now she finds herself recreating her mother's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Anna Winter
Bonnie Bartlett ... Maggie Winter
Matt Clark ... Chuck Winter
James Keach ... Oliver Andrews
Bud Cort ... Danny De Fronso
Amy Madigan ... Wendy
Brian Wood Brian Wood ... Frank
Phil Coccioletti Phil Coccioletti ... Ralph Glass
Larry Cedar ... Jake
Michael Villella Michael Villella ... Oliver's client
Jeff Doucette ... Hippie #1
Sally Kirkland ... Hippie #2
Betsy Toll Betsy Toll ... Marcia Newell
Lyman Ward ... Morgan Crawford
Shelby Leverington ... Edith Andrews
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Storyline

A story of love and obsession. A young radio personality who, after her mother dies, discovers she had been having a love affair for 15 years. Now she finds herself recreating her mother's romance by getting involved with a married man. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes It's Right To Do the Wrong Thing.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Love Letters See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$550,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,862, 29 April 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,269,990
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

After Anna is pulled from the bathroom crying, and she's lying in bed while Oliver sits on the edge of the bed explaining how he feels about his marriage, the boom mic keeps poking in from above. See more »


Soundtracks

Prelude #15
by Frédéric Chopin (as Chopin)
Constance Keene, pianist
Protone Records
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lackluster romantic drama
3 December 2010 | by Michael NeumannSee all my reviews

After learning (from posthumously discovered love letters) that her late mother had for some time been involved in a romantic extra-marital affair, an impressionable LA disc jockey embarks on a similar liaison, with less than satisfactory results (for both herself and the film). Jamie Lee Curtis portrays a character obviously less intelligent than she first appears; married lover James Keach wasn't given a character at all; and the sparks meant to ignite between them fizzle rather than fly. It's too bad the rare chance to see a love story told from a woman's point of view was wasted on such a conventional romance, in which the protagonist is unable to define herself beyond her (purely physical) relationship with an undeserving man. Even worse: there's a distinct suggestion at the end of the film that she only chose the wrong guy. A cast of familiar faces all but disappears in superfluous supporting roles.


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