Love Letter (1998)

Love Letter (1998)

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Movie Info

After a distraught woman writes a letter to her late fiancé, she begins an unusual---and revealing---correspondence with a woman who shares the same name as her betrothed.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Drama , Romance
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:

Cast

Takashi Kashiwabara
as Male Itsuki Fujii
Miho Nakayama
as Itsuki Fujii
Ken Mitsuishi
as Abekasu
Etsushi Toyokawa
as Akiba Shigeru
Ranran Suzuki
as Sanae Oikawa
Bunjaku Han
as Female Itsuki Fujii's Mother
Katsuyuki Shinohara
as Female Itsuki Fujii's Grandfather
Mariko Kaga
as Male Itsuki Fujii's Mother
Keiichi Suzuki
as Male Itsuki Fujii's Father
Miki Sakai
as Female Itsuki Fujii (as a girl)
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Critic Reviews for Love Letter

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | October 9, 2002
L.A. Weekly
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Full Review… | April 16, 2002
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 16, 2002
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Love Letter

½

An Asian (Japanese) popular cult movie in the 1990s. Local film critics called it [La Double Vie De Veronique] from Japan. I got quite confused by its complicated story back then, I still think the beginning is a little bit confusing rewatching it today; & the Itsuki Fujii's sickness part at the end is over-detailed as well. Shunji Iwai's script however is so very delicate & impressive, if still not great & concise enough. The two young Itsuki Fujiis' part is simply enchanting.

WS Wu
WS Wu
½

Love Letter is a drama about two women who have something in common. It turns out that the one has the same exact name as the other's dead fiance. They write letters back and forth and learn some odd things. This movie was good, but it was a bit dull at times. I often felt myself getting a little bored as it seemed pretty slow moving. Otherwise, it was a great movie that I really enjoyed.

Aria B
Aria B

This is probably a lousy analogy, but think part Moonlight Mile, part Only Yesterday and part Double Life of Veronique. A movie with clever ideas that doesn't wallow in its cleverness. Gorgeous snow-covered scenes, and a fantastic eye for visual depth. It's a tad too much on the sappy side, which could have been avoided with a better musical score. Miho Nakayama is excellent in the lead double roles.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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