Letters To Juliet Movie Review
Letters to Juliet is a slow-paced romantic subject that is sweet, charming and poignant. The movie is all about how an American girl on a pre-honeymoon trip in Verona with her fiance gets drawn into writing letters for the secretaries of Juliet left beneath her balcony believing that the answers are so powerful that Juliet influences her secretaries to write them which will have answers to their questions.
One day when Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) who is left alone at Verona by her fiance Victor (Gael Garcia Bernal) chances upon a letter written 50 years back and she decides to reply to it now in the belief that the person who had written the letter will be still waiting for an answer from Juliet.
Few days later the woman Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) to whom Sophie wrote the letter appears and that interests Sophie so much that she decides to join her and her grandson Charlie (Christopher Egan) to search for Claire’s lover of the past. Things seem very interesting for Sophie as her fiance is always busy in acquiring things that is required for him to start his restaurant in America.
Whether Claire gets to meet her love of the past and what happens in the journey to Sophie is all about in the remaining part of the movie. The important fact about this movie is that the comparison between the book by the same name and the movie should be dropped. The movie holds forte in a league of its own and hence it is no way a let down.
For viewers who were so engrossed by the book and end up having high expectations on the film are sure to be disappointed by the outcome of the film. The movie moves at a casual pace but at the same time it isn’t boring that one would want to walk out in the middle of the film.
Director Gary Winick has made sure that he stays faithful to the book and to be honest he has been to a great extent but the ground reality is that when a book is being made into a film there are certain minor adjustments that needs to be done so that the end product satisfies the viewers in totality. The movie has a running time of 105 minutes.
All the actors in the film have done their roles to perfection and it is hard to find a moment where the actors have flawed in the delivery. Cinematography is good so is the background score.
“Letters to Juliet” is a nice slow-paced entertainer which needs patience to enjoy.
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