Monday, May 31, 2010

Letters to Juliet: A Review

It's kinda sad that the day is basically over. It's time to go back to school and/or work, time to face another week. Well, it's June 1st tomorrow, as I always say, crazy how time flies! On the bright side though, summer is almost here! :D

Being that it was a long weekend for us over here, I had some free time yesterday, and I was finally able to watch Letters to Juliet. I watched it by myself because my sister was too lazy to come with me. I must say, it's a bit weird to watch a movie alone... I didn't have someone to turn to and say things like "Awww, that's soo cute" or "Oh my gosh, I can't believe it!". But it's all good, I enjoyed the movie. And now she wants to watch it too. :D

Here is the trailer:

As seen from the movie's trailer, the main events of the story start when Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) finds a 50-year old letter from a woman named Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) to Juliet. She then decides to write back. Claire and her grandson, Charlie (Christopher Egan), show up, and from there they go around Italy looking for Claire's long lost true love, Lorenzo. And yup, they find him.

It seems like a typical chick flick, doesn't it? Well, I gotta say that while yes, it is a chick flick, there is also some depth into it. There's more to know about the story of Sophie's and Charlie's life. And then there's Sophie's fiance, Victor (played by Gael Garcia Bernal)... there's some stuff about their relationship to know as well. And for a chick flick/ romantic comedy, it's not as predictable as I thought it'd be. Towards the end, you'd think it is (somewhat like most movies of that genre), but you'd be surprised. Then you'd laugh and you'd start to be happy for Sophie. It's not that serious of a twist, but it's pretty clever. Okay, I'm going to stop now, I don't want to give it away. ;)

Movie critics give it about a C, but those who watched it give it an A, and I think I understand why. While admittedly, it is not of Oscar caliber, I have to say, it will really bring your spirits up. How can it not, with the idea of true love surpassing many years, of true love not needing a right place and time? Haha, see, it got to me. :D

Some also say it's not worth the 10 or so bucks you have to pay to see it. I say it is. You get to tour the Italian countryside, learn some cultural and culinary info, and watch the refreshing face of Christopher Egan for a good hour and something minutes... all just for 10 bucks. :)

Amanda Seyfried looked beautiful in the movie. I think she's a good actress, and I'm happy she's finally getting noticed.

She and Christopher Egan had great chemistry in the movie. In my opinion, even more so than with Dominic Cooper in Mamma Mia (eventhough he is her real-life boyfriend).

Vanessa Redgrave delivered a great performance as well. She made me miss my Grandma.

So, all in all, I enjoyed Letters to Juliet. If you're looking for a movie that will make you leave the theaters with a smile, this is definitely one that will do that.

Some bad things I have to say about this movie? None really... well, it did get Taylor Swift's song stuck in my head for a whole 24 hours (to be honest, until now, actually). It made me want to eat some good, authentic Italian food. And it made me want to go pack my bag and go on an Italian roadtrip and go look for someone's long lost love. Haha.

*all images from Google*

Have you seen it? What can you say about the movie?


  1. I liked it too! But I give it a B.
    I got annoyed by why she hates doing stuff with her boyfriend. I mean wine and cheese tasting, sounds like fun to me.
    But i loved the setting... Verona is such a beautiful place to visit.

    Btw great review!

  2. Island Gal-- yeah, i agree, it's around an A and a B. and yup those sound fun, maybe it's because it was more related to his business than to her? and thanks! i'm glad you liked my review. :D

  3. omg. i've been wanting to watch this. you're getting me all excited for that "clever twist." haha.

  4. Awww you made me longing for that movieeee!!!

  5. looks really cute! I love that actress too.

  6. I need to see this movie now!
    I tagged you :)


  7. I think this is something I'll watch on dvd. Going to the cinema alone is so weird and embarrassing, for some reason - very brave of you :-)

  8. Hi Mimi, tagged you over at my blog.Check it out :-)

  9. I had no idea of this film! The plot story is so romantic, I love this kind of films! I will definitely watch it asap!

  10. oh, now I defintely want to see this movie!

  11. I haven't seen the movie yet but I want to soo bad . =)

  12. It's an amazing movie, i love it!
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  13. Carrie-- haha, please watch it. :)

    Susi-- awww, i hope you get to see it. :)

    MsHark-- she's good. :)

    Pea.-- thanks for the tag. i'll go check that out. :)

    Cafe Bellini-- thanks! and getting the dvd would be nice too. :)

    Candid Phobic-- hey! i'll check that out. thanks! :)

    meraldia-- let me know what you think of it. :)

    A La Moda-- i hope you get to soon. :)

    Mylene-- :D

    Twinn-- aww, i hope you get the chance to see it. :)

    Coco-- thanks for the invite! :)

  14. Haven't see it yet, but it looks really good! xoxo

  15. omg Christopher Egan is so hot! :D

    He is really cute!

    I agree, they have great chemistry! :D

  16. Taj Acosta-- it was pretty good. :D

    Breee-- he's cute. :)

  17. ahh your review makes me wanna go see it! was worried it's gonna be too cliche and predictable... :)

  18. Frances-- it is a chick flick, but it's a pretty good one. :)

  19. I think she's gorgeous too. I can't wait to see this movie! :)


  20. lol i was just thinking "what taylor swift song would they put in the movie?" then i realized what song and now it will be stuck in my head for quite a while!

  21. Shelley Ann-- haha, it really really gets stuck in your head. lol. :D

  22. Aww! I've been wanting to see this movie and now I want to see it even more. lol

  23. Leenda-- i hope you get to see it. :D

  24. Chris Egan ^^ Gosh I remember the times I saw him in the local Australia tv soapie Home and Away hehehe... and so happy that he's now in Hollywood making a name for himself! Him in Eragon as Roran! :) And yeah it was a nice refreshing light movie to watch and gets you singing to the tune of Love Story like a song on replay lol

  25. DANA-- he is soo cute! now that you mention it, yeah huh, he was in eragon. totally didn't realize that when i watched letters to juliet. ;)