Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Movie Review: Letters To Juliet

Title: Letters To Juliet
Running Time: 105 minutes
Director: Gary Winick
Writers: Jose Rivera, Tim Sullivan 
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave 

'An American girl discovers a love letter than changes her life in this romantic comedy, starring Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave. The setting is Verona, Italy – this city where Rome and Juliet first met. In Verona, there’s a wall where they lovelorn leave notes, hoping that Juliet will answer their inquiries about love. Sophie (played by Amanda Seyfried) is a part of a team of volunteers who respond to the letters. When Sophie answers a letter from 1957, the woman who wrote it (played by Vanessa Redgrave) decides to seek out the one who got away, and romance starts to blossom all around.'

I had this movie for Christmas a few years back and it has never stopped being one of my favourite feel-good movies to watch. It’s the type of movie that makes you want to just sit and forget about everything else that is going on as you get engrossed in the beautiful streets of Italy. 

You watch all the characters develop within themselves and relationships and one of the nicest things about this movie is that you can see that it isn’t solely based on the romance but it’s also about the way you see both Sophie and Charlie grow as people separately and you can watch as they start to realise the things that they really want in life and why things have happened the way that they have. 

The whole scenery throughout the movie was absolutely amazing and put such a nice ethos to the movie. The soundtrack that was played throughout the background of the movie made me fall in love with it a little bit more. It fitted perfectly with the whole movie and had a romantic feel to it. 

Sometimes I find in movies there are always a few loose threads that they seem to forget to tie up, no matter how big or small, but this movie seemed to have made sure that it tied everything up and it was all consistent. 

The whole movie just showed you about how to let things go and move on from them. How to know when things just need to come to an end and have some closure. It shows you how to put yourself first as well and that it’s not a bad thing to do that. 

There were some parts of the movie though that I thought could have ran a bit smoother as it seemed a little choppy in some parts. Especially when they were switching between scenes. There were times as well that I felt as though the speech could have a ran a little better as well because there seemed to be some parts where the conversation didn’t seem to flow as well as it could have. 

Overall, I do absolutely love this movie. It’s one that I always go to if I’m not having a good day and can watch time and time again. 



  1. This is one of my favorite movies, I love Amanda :) great review!

    1. Aww thank yous! She's one of my favourites as well! x

  2. This is one of my all time favorite movies! It's just so cute. I'm not a person who's into romance movies and stuff, but this is just sweet, lighthearted, and adorable. Great review!

    1. I completely agree, though I am a huge fan of romance movies he he! Thank you for the comment! x