Love Letters (1999)

Love Letters (1999)





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Stanley Donen directed this made-for-television adaptation of A.R. Gurney's international stage success, which follows the long-gestating romance between two people through their correspondence. Andy (Steven Weber) first fell for Melissa (Laura Linney) when they were in second grade, and while he's remained infatuated with her -- and she cares deeply for him -- life takes them in very different paths as he becomes a serious-minded lawyer and she pursues the life of an artist. But the two of them write one another frequently, and through the letters, notes, and messages passed between them, the audience is allowed to see how a childhood crush grows with time into a mature and abiding affection between two people. Expanded from the original stage (which featured only two actors on a bare stage), Love Letters also features Kirsten Storms, Tim Redwine, and Jackie Richards.
Drama , Romance
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Marstar Productions


Laura Linney
as Melissa Gardner
Steven Weber
as Sen. Andrew Ladd
Emily Hampshire
as Gretchen Lascelles
Aaron Ashmore
as Bob Bartram
Marcia Diamond
as Kitty Walpole
Kirsten Storms
as Teen Melissa
Isabella Fink
as Melissa (age 7)
Tim Redwine
as Teen Andrew
Eve Crawford
as Miss Conroy
Patrick Galligan
as Charlie Jenkins
Stephen Joffe
as Andrew (age 7)
June Whitman
as Mrs. Pommeroy
Davis Tompa
as Brother Billy (uncredited)
Mandy Lee Jones
as Christmas Party Guest (uncredited)
Eve Conroy
as Miss Conroy
Ricardo Anselmo
as (uncredited)
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Audience Reviews for Love Letters

A good film, but the constant talking gets rather irritating after awhile, and that does make it drag sometimes. It lacks punch. The performances from the stars is a plus. Too often it seems stagy.

James Higgins
James Higgins

A great movie! This is a beautiful story about two childhood friends that embark through life dealing with love, desires, friendship, and adulthood. This is one of my favorites.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

Great story, wonderful actors (especially Laura Linney), mediocre adaptation. Would have been much better to see on stage (as it's based on a stage play).

Josh Whitener
Josh Whitener

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