Letters To Juliet (2010) 105 Minutes
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Gael Garcia Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave
Director: Gary Winick
Plot: A story of how people from different backgrounds and prejudices interact with others they normally wouldn’t.
IMDb Rating 6.3/10
My Rating: 7/10
Highlights: It was fun. It was easy, it was obvious, but it was nice. A predictable, but love it because of that, classic romantic comedy. It has all the tell tale signs, and really nothing special, but at the end of the day, it makes you believe in love all over again, and that my friends, is what you’re craving if you’re watching a RomCom in the first place, and is what makes it a success. So for that, I loved it. It was extremely endearing to see those letters, and know that the whole operation is real, and actually happens. Makes it almost a true story. Probably, a true story. Did I just make a new tagline?
- Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero are a real life couple.
- Juliet’s secretaries really do exist. They are called the Juliet Club and they volunteer to reply to letters left in Verona, as well as organize events in honor of ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
- Hugh Dancy was originally cast as the male lead role but dropped out and was replaced by Gael García Bernal.
- Gary Winick's last film before he died of brain cancer.
- During Lorenzo’s dinner toast, he mentions that Claire lost her “Jack” and he lost his “Rose”. “Jack” and “Rose” are the names of the two main characters in James Cameron's Titanic.
Favourite Quote: “It’s over! We’re done! We’ve found Nemo!”
Favourite Scene: Duh the one when they finally fall in love.
Things not to miss: The actual Lorenzo’s grandson. I mean what?
Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $13,540,496 (USA) (16 May 2010) (2968 Screens)
Gross: $53,021,560 (USA) (22 August 2010)
Source for unknown information: IMDb