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Letters to Juliet has a refreshingly earnest romantic charm, but it suffers from limp dialogue and an utter lack of surprises. Read critic reviews

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While visiting Verona, Italy, with her busy fiance, a young woman named Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) visits a wall where the heartbroken leave notes to Shakespeare's tragic heroine, Juliet Capulet. Finding one such letter from 1957, Sophie decides to write to its now elderly author, Claire (Vanessa Redgrave). Inspired by Sophie's actions, Claire sets out to find her long-lost lover, accompanied by her disapproving grandson (Christopher Egan) and Sophie.

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Gael García Bernal
Victor
Jose Rivera
Screenwriter
Tim Sullivan
Screenwriter
Ron Schmidt
Executive Producer
Marco Pontecorvo
Cinematographer
Stuart Wurtzel
Production Design
Bill Pankow
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Critic Reviews for Letters to Juliet

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  • Jun 10, 2013
    A very cute romantic movie, good for date night. Not a lot of substance, however. Amanda Seyfried had the sad misfortune of having been immortalized in celluloid before she learned how to act. I guess that kind of makes this film a tragedy?
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 02, 2012
    This is a very predictable movie. Sophie answer a 50-year-old 'Letter to Juliet'. Claire - who is now a grandmother and her cute lawyer-grandson goes looking through the Italian countryside for Claire's long-lost love. If this were a predicable movie, Claire, the Italian oldtimer, Sophie and the lawyer-grandson would all live happily ever-after, right?
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Sep 22, 2011
    Whilst there was a truly heartwarming love story at the centre of this film, it was very Hollywood and I was in no doubt that Claire and Lorenzo would find each other, that Sophie and Charlie would get together, that Charlie would climb the tree and fall off... It was very predictable to the point of being boring and I just didn't like the characters. Bernal gave a good performance as usual but the others lacked talent and charisma. Several glaringly obvious continuity mistakes and terrible acting later, I can safely say this film was not worth my time.
    Sophie B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 17, 2011
    Amanda Seyfried is just as charming as the film - but that doesn't help the fact that there's plenty of cliches, a massive lack of surprises and practically nothing for the tearing girl's boyfriend to take home.
    Ilyaas H Super Reviewer

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