When aspiring magazine writer Sophia Marcus and would-be resaturanteur Victor fly from New York to Italy for a vacation, the stage seems set for some much-needed romance in their relationship - especially since their destination is the city of Verona, home of the star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet of Romeo & Juliet fame. But Victor is far more interested in finding suppliers for his future restaurant than in wooing Sophia, who ends up getting a vicarious romantic fix from an unlikely source; she jions a group of volunteers who respond to letters that pour into Verona from around the world - letters to Juliet seeking advice about love. One such letter that Sophia responds to dates back to 1951 and came from one Claire Smith, an Englishwoman who fell in love with a young Italian man in her youth but let the opportunity slip away. To Sophia's surprise, her letter inspires Claire, now a grandmother, to travel to Verona in search of her long-lost love - accompanied by her grandson Charlie. With Victor wrapped up in his culinary quest, Sophia, Charlie and Claire scour the beautiful Italian countryside in search of Claire's long-lost love. In the process, romance blossoms in unexpected ways, eventually facing Sophia with the very advice she wrote in her letter to Claire. Will she find the courage to seize love or - like Claire - spend a lifetime regretting the road not taken?
This movie is so contrived and so predictable, which makes me wonder why I even liked it?! But, instead, I actually loved it! It's one of those movies that has such good dialogue and acting, that you can even watch it over and over again! They put the two young actors on the cover to make you want to buy it, and honestly, they are lovely to look at and can make you laugh, but truthfully, the acting by the grandmother and the old gentleman who was her lost love, is simply amazing. More so than the young lead actors. You know you're watching truly gifted actors when they have lines, even though time has past them by them by a bit. Sadly, I can't even name the older actors? But they're both tremendous at their craft, and they make you believe in true love again! Okay, so this is a girly movie, but I think guys can enjoy it too! It's like, a great movie to watch with a glass of wine, for a romantic night with someone you love! If you don't enjoy this movie, a little or a lot, you're probably dead.
Such a beautiful scenery and a nice cast. A long lost love letter is found fifty years after it was deposited in to an old wall. This letter was never answered by the Secretaries of Juliette. The love letter gets answered by a New Yorker, whose future hubby, an ambitious chef trying to open his Italian restaurant in New York, he is now too busy with suppliers during his pre-honey moon to really enjoy Italy with his bride. Unexpectedly, an elderly woman arrives from London to Verona in reply to the letter, looking for her lost true love from old letter, whom she left waiting under "their tree" in 1950s, when she left for England, where she got married. The elderly lady is escorted by her handsome but grumpy lawyer-grandson. Actors are charming and Italy is always Italy. A perfect escapist's movie to enjoy.
Wonderful romantic movie! Best one I have seen a long time. Lovely scenery, and the premise is wonderful. Oh to be one of those ladies that write back to all the people that leave their letter to Juliet.. I absolutely would have loved to be on that adventure to find the lost love of 50 years ago. I cried a lot, which I do as I am a hopeless romantic and each time I watch any romantic movie, be it sappy or genuinely lovely like this one I fall in love with my husband over and over again. I have been with my husband for 47 years and to have a love like ours is amazing. I am so happy I watched this today. I would recommend it to any hopeless romantic like me.
I'm going to echo the comment that another put in here, too sappy for intelligent people. Well, first off I am a guy and, yes I know we aren't supposed to like romance movies still, some of us do. The story works, and if the plot is unbelievable it none the less is a wonderful trip. Each of the characters is fully fleshed out meaning that they have their own directions and goals. It would seem simple but Lord above, it fails in so many plots. This storyline is well fleshed out and yet wastes not a moment on anything not related to moving the story forward. Moving back to my 1st sentence, here is the other thing... love isn't about intelligence., it is about passion and goals and wrapping your life with another's without losing yourself. This movie really does touch on all of that.
This is one of the most wonderful romance stories made in the 21st century so far! Amanda Seyfried and the wonderful Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero (who played Guinevere and Lancelot in the 1967 musical Camelot) star in this beautiful story about a young woman who finds a 50- year old letter to Juliet at Juliet's courtyard in Verona and as a journalist herself, she decides to write back to the lady who wrote it. To her surprise, the now older woman returns with her grandson, Charlie to Verona and the three of them trek around all of Tuscany to find her long lost Lorenzo. See it for yourself. It's INCREDIBLE. And what's more is that it's CLEAN you can watch this film with your grandma and your 10 year old daughter and not cringe, squirm or have the need to turn off the TV. A PG-rated romantic comedy with everything. An absolute must have.
This was one of those movies I never thought I'd watch. I guess I should stop assuming they won't be any good. I loved this movie. Probably one of the last cute 2000's movies. Such a cute story line, and it really felt unpredictable both in Amanda seyfrieds love story, and "Clair's". Definitely watch it again in the future on a rainy day.
I love Amanda Seyfried. This is the second time I watch this movie and I have to say I am a hopeless romantic. I was tears eyed in some parts.
We have Sophie, who is a fact checker but her passion is writing! She is engaged to an idiot who is pays more attention to food than her. (honestly he seems to always be thinking about food) and he doesn't seem interested in anything she says or does because he is always interrupted by the smell of food or a phone call.
There we have Charlie. He seems rude at first but then he grew on me. I loved his accent. He is Clair's grandson. He is cute.
After Sophie answers to Clair's letter of 50 years, they arrive in Verona and embark on a journey to search for her long lost love!
I loved watching the movie and I recommend it to those who love romance! I believe that true love exists!
Letters To Juliet is a sweet romantic comedy. While it is often predictable, it has beautiful Italy as one of its characters. But it's the luminous Vanessa Redgrave that brings the loveliest element to this warm story. And, her part of the story brings the opportunity of mature, romantic love. It's cold outside now, so get warm under a warm throw, pour your favorite drink, turn off your source of political and world news, and relax with this calm, lovely romantic comedy. Salute!