Letters to Juliet [2010]

I honestly thought I would be getting something a bit classier, substantial, fulfilling. Instead, what I got was a dumbed-down, cheesy and formulaic romantic comedy. Still, it’s a little charming thanks to Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave and the gorgeous Italian scenery. One-note actor Gael García Bernal is terrible (so is his awful character). An example of a great concept that ultimately fails due to poor execution. Despite all of this, Sophie, Seyfried’s character, is an inspiration for budding writers (such as myself).

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