Mar 17, 2011

Letters to Juliet,

Letters to Juliet, 2010
Director: Gary Winick
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Gael Garcia Bernal

Stage: Home theatre

Letters in short:
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 a the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter.

Preps: Hm, one in the row, waiting for my attention. The title? Sounds romantic, but I don't know the story neither the cast. So let's get the fingers crossed :=)

Reality: Well, the movie is a very cute one. The story that touches you and even you don't have to be in love or something. But you need to have a certain feeling towards romantic places, like they are shown here. Verona for instance is a place where you need to see Juliet's house and you think obviously about endless love or love that puts you underground. The idea of having women writing letters to all the people loooking for an answer in love is cute, however, unreal. They don't really write the addresses there, do they? That was however, my thought after the movie, when thinking of this. The people write their problems, but in most cases don't write the addresses. A typical mistake in movie, I might say. Or am I wrong or is there a wishing well that makes people believe they will be given an answer if they state the address? Whatever the right answer is, the idea of writing back with some answers is cute. And even cuter, the idea of finding the love from 50 years ago. Extremely romantic.

Through the voyage, the beautiful italian scenery, with cuisine, people that are breathing with the land, romantic places.. all the reasons for going to Italy. They make me lure for a vacation indeed. The obvious thing, romance, dwells somewhere inbetween.

The important message, that a couple should go on a vacation before getting married, is not really hidden. But you think about this afterwards, after all the beauties of the placement in this piece. The couple doesn't have much in common on vacation. It is not true that you need to spend the every minute together, but come on, one week apart on a pre-honey moon? Or any type of vacation for that matter?

A bit of a cheesy ending, but romantic souls might fall on their knees. An appropriate piece for cuddling under blanket, if you are a bit mushy :)

My personal rate: 7,0
(very cute comedy, makes you rethink your virtues and things you are chasing while being left in your life. Making you want to go to Verona and Italy and taste it. Yum!)

Letters to Juliet on IMDB

Where to go in Italy here

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