Note: I haven't seen a movie in two weeks which is almost a record. And yes, there were action movies (Prince of Persia), and animation (Shrek 3 or 4) and sultry comedy (Sex and the City 2). That is why we went to see a so called chick flick named "Letters to Juliet". When I was younger this would have also been called a prefect "Date Movie". We went because we were in search of a movie with a fresh story. We Hollywood has made sure that some element of any story has been done before, so it is always safe to do a movie in Italy. Think about it. Have you ever seen a movie set in Tuscan Wine Country that didn't make you want to slow down and enjoy life and smell the fresh bread?
The story has to do with a lady that works for the "New Yorker" magazine that travels to Verona, Italy with her work-aholic fiance. She stumbles on the place where women leave letters to Juliet (of Romeo and Juliet fame) and also the group that actually answers them.
(Note: This is true the real group sued to prevent the movie and lost.) This is a romantic movie in a beautiful setting. The story is fresh enough to get you involved. There were actually three or four guys there with dates and women in groups. This is also Vanessa Redgrave's last movie. She was one classy lady. I liked this far better than I would have liked "Sex in the Desert2".
Safe for anyone: No sex, profanity or irritation. I give it **3/4 stars.
2010 movie #20