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When a young American travels to the city of Verona, home of the star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet of Romeo and Juliet fame, she joins a group of volunteers who respond to letters to Juliet seeking advice about love. After answering one letter dated from 1957, she inspires its author to travel to Italy in search of her long-lost love, which sets off a chain of events that will bring a love into both their lives unlike anything they ever imagined.
Romantic Comedy - This is a romantic comedy/drama aimed at women and couples, young and
old. Fans of Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave should be pleased.
Gael Garcia Bernal's role is very small. There is very limited
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Letters to Juliet, I am happy to report, successfully applies the romantic formula and, as a result, provides a relaxing 105 minutes.
Roger EbertFull Review Good I know "Letters to Juliet” is a soppy melodrama, and I don't mind in the least. I know the ending is preordained from the setup. I know the characters are broad and comforting stereotypes. In this case, I simply don't care. Sometimes we have personal reasons for responding to a film.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average There are worse ways to spend a couple of hours. Set in some stunning locales in Italy, Letters is a guilty pleasure that's lighter on the guilt and heavier on the pleasure.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 176 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:Fantastic Reviews! I would assume that the vast majority of these children are young girls since they are interested in this type of movie.
TEENS:Great reviews from the ladies. Three-quarters of them absolutely loved "Letters to Juliet." The others enjoyed it but didn't love it. Only one person was slightly disappointed. The male reviews are also great, especially considering the type of movie this is. Most enjoyed it very much and no one disliked it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Over half the females loved it and the rest (except one) enjoyed it very much. The one male loved it.
ADULTS:These are GREAT REVIEWS from the ladies. Only a small percentage rated it as low as "Good/Average." For this type of movie, these are actually very good reviews from the guys. A full three-quarters enjoyed "Just Wright" very much.
A tale of encountering new sparks and rekindling old flames. When Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), a young American, travels to Verona, Italy -- the romantic city where Romeo first met Juliet -- she meets a group of volunteers who respond to letters written to Juliet seeking romantic advice. Sophie finds and answers a letter that has been lost for 50 years, and is stunned when its author Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) arrives in Italy with her handsome but overprotective grandson (Christopher Egan) to find the fiance she left decades before. Fascinated by Claire's quest, Sophie joins them on an adventure through the beautiful hills of Tuscany searching for Claire's long lost Lorenzo. The journey will change their lives forever, as they discover it's never too late to find true love.