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The Love Letter (1998)

The Love Letter





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In this romantic fantasy based on the short story by Jack Finney, Scotty Corrigan (Campbell Scott) is a young man who is engaged to be married, but is having second thoughts about his upcoming wedding. Scotty buys an antique desk and -- hidden in a secret compartment -- he finds a letter from a woman named Elizabeth Whitcomb (Jennifer Jason Leigh), who lived during the 19th century. Fascinated by the letter, Scotty writes her a reply, using antique writing materials, and is shocked when he receives a reply -- somehow he's been able to communicate with her through time, and they begin a correspondence that spans a century and a half. It turns out that Elizabeth is also pledged to marry, but she does not love her fiancée, and a romance begins to blossom through the mail and across time. The Love Letter was produced for the television anthology series The Hallmark Hall of Fame.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: James Henerson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 17, 2000
Hallmark Entertainment

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Campbell Scott
as Scotty Corrigan
Jennifer Jason Leigh
as Elizabeth Whitcomb
Estelle Parsons
as Beatrice Corrigan
David Dukes
as Everett Reagle
Daphne Ashbrook
as Debra Zabriskie
Gerrit Graham
as Warren Whitcomb
Myra Carter
as Clarice Whitcomb
Irma P. Hall
as Mae Mullen
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I remember seeing this on TV, and absolutely loved it.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

Good Movie...saw it on The Hallmark Channel. Is it like "Somewhere in Time"? Or more like "The Lake House"? Interesting fantasy with Jennifer Jason Leigh as a young woman from the 1800s who trades letters with a man from the 20th century...her letters appear in a desk he bought from an antique store and he has to mail his from an old post office. Keeps your attention and you just want more...I didn't want it to end...

Robin P.

I absolutly love this movie! It's a "time and space" type movie where the characters are in different time periods communicating through time. The guy who buys an antique desk finds a letter in a secret compartment. From there it just blooms into a great love story. Good good movie!


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