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Letters to Juliet (2010)

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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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Gary Winick
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Seyfried ... Sophie
Marcia DeBonis ... Lorraine
Gael García Bernal ... Victor
Giordano Formenti Giordano Formenti ... Viticoltore
Paolo Arvedi Paolo Arvedi ... Signor Ricci (Olive Farmer)
Dario Conti Dario Conti ... Cheese Supplier
Ivana Lotito Ivana Lotito ... Young Girl
Luisa Ranieri ... Isabella
Marina Massironi ... Francesca
Lidia Biondi ... Donatella (as Lydia Biondi)
Milena Vukotic ... Maria
Luisa De Santis ... Angelina
Christopher Egan ... Charlie
Vanessa Redgrave ... Claire
Remo Remotti Remo Remotti ... Farm House Lorenzo
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Storyline

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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Love finds you when you least expect it. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Julie's wall and balcony was shut down and tested to film the movie; however, the director found the corridor in real life to be too narrow, the production team moved across the street to build an entire Juliet balcony set to film, mimicking the real one, only much wider! See more »

Goofs

When driving around Italy, looking for Lorenzo, they are alternately shown driving on the left and right sides of the road. In Italy they drive on the right side of the road. This may be due to some frames being flipped (left-to-right). See more »

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Variety of Men in Montage: I am Lorenzo Bartolini.
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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 Hotel for Dogs (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Variations On A Theme By Mozart (Magic Flute) Op. 9
Composed by Fernando Sor
Arranged by Jim Long
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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It's surprisingly a really cute and charming, lovable movie
22 May 2010 | by Dragoneyed363See all my reviews

I have to admit, I was very impressed and surprised with how great Letters to Juliet ended up being and how much I enjoyed it. I was very entertained throughout the entire film with it's interesting story plot and likable characters. Amanda Seyfried plays as a sweet, young, engaged woman named Sophie who finds a note written over 50 years ago by Claire, portrayed by the amazing Vanessa Redgrave, who talks of her one true love Lorenzo, and Sophie replies.

The film starts off strong and doesn't let up. It's brilliantly played out by the actors and actresses and it becomes more entertaining with each second. I loved the whole concept and found myself smiling at so many scenes for how endearing it was. The characters, while not the most excellent characters ever conceived, are very believable and likable to an extent. The actors and actresses make them seem sincere and the directing is good too, as well as the writing.

Really what makes me enjoy this film so much is how entertaining and compelling it ends up being at every turn. I always enjoy Amanda Seyfried's performances and the movie itself is a really adorable and amusing adventure. I laughed, I felt compassion, and I walked out of the theater feeling refreshed and rejuvenated because of how sweet it was and how much it moved me. Really the only downside is that there was a Taylor Swift song used around the end.

While it's certainly not a masterpiece, I praise it for being able to go way past the average "rom com" or "tearjerker" and just be a simply pleasing experience with very fun scenes and a great sense of romance and happiness that I was touched by. It was a job well done, and a breath of fresh air from a lot of trash heaps that are passed off as Romance films nowadays. I suggest anyone who can enjoy this light-hearted, fun and delightful adventure see it right away!


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Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

14 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Letters to Juliet See more »

Filming Locations:

Pienza, Siena, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,540,486, 16 May 2010

Gross USA:

$53,032,453

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,628,830
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2.35 : 1
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