December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

April 11, 2011

Letters to Juliet (2010)

When it's over, "Letters to Juliet" was a real "feel good" film shot in beautiful Italy, and the landscape plays an important role in the charm of this modern day fairy tale.  Amanda Seyfried plays Sophie, an American visiting Italy who ends up answering a lost letter from a woman seeking comfort for a past regret.  After receiving the response, the woman, Claire, played by Vanessa Redgrave, returns to Italy to seek out her lost love of 50 years past with the help of Claire and her grandson, Charlie, played by Christopher Egan.  What seems like an impossible journey at first, turns into a journey of friendship, hope, and love.  If you believe in fate, destiny, and the power of love, this film will make you cry, laugh, and embrace all the good things you have.  It might also entice you to visit Italy -  the rolling hills, green pastures, and romantic architecture...ahhh....that's amore!

My rating: 3.5 out of 5

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