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Letters To Juliet

comedy, romance

In Verona, Italy - the beautiful city where Romeo first met Juliet - there is a place where the heartbroken leave notes asking Juliet for her help.

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common sense

ON for kids age 11
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
2 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
2 out of 5
0 out of 5

Super swoony romantic fluff that's fun for tweens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this romantic drama is an inoffensive, light and fluffy romance for tweens and teens. There is very little to object to -- just a couple of kisses, witty, flirtatious banter, and some tame references to romance, love, and love-making. Language wise, there's one "s--t" but that's about it, except for British words like "blasted" and "bollocks," as well some grown-ups enjoying a glass of wine or champagne in social situations. The messages center around distinguishing true everlasting love, which the movie claims will never die. The protagonist, a young journalist, is encouraged to take a risk with her career, but it takes a guy (and an elderly lady's long-lost love) to convince her to believe in herself.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's overall message about about first love? Do you think teenagers often feel like their love stories will last the test of time? What's the reality?
  • What is the difference between Sophie's relationship with Victor and her relationship with Charlie? How is one shown as preferential to the other?
  • Sophie says her perfectionism keeps her from finishing her stories. What's different about the "Letters to Juliet" story? What helps Sophie muster up the courage to submit her work? Do you think this movie portrays Sophie as powerful on her own, or dependant on others? Is this typical of romantic movies?

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Rotten: Winick ladles on the cliches with shameless abandon.

- Simon Foster,, Monday, August 9, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan, Vanessa Redgrave, Gael Garca Bernal, Franco Nero, Luisa Ranieri, Marina Massironi, Lidia Biondi, Milena Vukotic, Luisa De Santis, Marcia DeBonis Director: Gary Winick Summary: By responding to a letter addressed to Shakespeare's tragic heroine Juliet Capulet, a young American woman (Amanda Seyfried) vacationing in Verona, Italy, sets in motion a series of events that leads her -- and the missive's lovelorn author (Vanessa Redgrave) -- in search of romance. My Thoughts: "This is one of the more decent romantic comedies, although it delivers nothing new it managed to keep my attention. The acting was good enough from most. I liked Chris Egan. I don't know if I've ever ran across him in any other films. I thought he and Amanda Seyfried played well enough together. Sophie and Victor's relationship wasn't very believable, which I am sure that is how they were suppose to play it considering how the film goes. They absolutely had no interest in what the other one was doing. They were so quick to get away from each other that it was so obvious how it would turn out. The film is just as predictable as any other rom-com. It's also not very funny, but you get to see some beautiful scenery of Italy. Such a gorgeous place. Those who are true romantics will enjoy this love story so much more then I can say I did. It was just an OK watch for me."

- LWOODS04, Wednesday, November 3, 2010

2 stars

It's sort of funny, I watched Letter to Juliet immediately after I Am Love and it was interesting to see the different view of Italy from the two. One is cheesy and cutesy and the other exuberant and stunning. I'll let you figure out which is which. That being said, Letters to Juliet is surprisingly good. It was interesting and enjoyable to watch. Absolutely predictable and completely far-fetched, but pleasant. There were some major plot flaws. I still cannot fathom that Lorenzo's family would be so accepting about their alpha remarrying on the eve of his wife's death - plus it is really just too convenient that both of their spouses were dead! (Unless, Juliet is also a murdress) Also, Sophie dumps Victor because he doesn't listen to her interests, but SHE DOES THE SAME TO HIM. I mean, they're both doing the same thing, so we're supposed to applaud when she goes for the obnoxious blonde? Oh, and don't forget 'Samantha' and 'Samantha'... But I suppose that's what you get from over analyzing a film that proclaims that 'the greatest love story you'll ever hear, may just be your own!' Still, it's entertaining and more or less pleasant.

- neverteaseaweasel, Friday, October 29, 2010

3 stars

This is what it is. A flossy girl movie that never could have ended any differently to exactly how you think it's going to end. Amanda Seyfried, as always, is very watchable, although it's hardly a great achievement in her acting career. Vanessa Redgrave and Gael Garcia Bernal are also very good. The worst thing about this movie is Chris Egan and his fake English accent. I just do not find this guy convincing in any way, shape or form. In fact, it looked more to me like Claire and Sophie were falling in love, than Sophie and Charlie. He is the constant jolt reminding you that this is all pretend. As real and engaging as a cardboard cut out. The shots of Italy are very beautiful and it does have a sweet and undemanding story line, so I would recommend it for a girl's night in. However, it could have been better.

- romy861, Sunday, October 24, 2010