Critical Reviews of Letters to Juliet
Letters to Juliet is a 2010 romantic comedy about how one single love letter can truly transform a life. It takes place in Verona, Italy and stars Amanda Seyfried as a volunteer with the tough task of replying to love letters left in Verona, that city where the fictitious Romeo and Juliet first paired up together. When she answers a one particular 1957 letter, it is then that she connects with this film’s other star, Vanessa Redgrave. The film wasn’t received all that well by critics because its story is predictable and its dialogue is bland, even though it is nevertheless a romantic movie.
Gary Winick — who has a lot of experience with films favored by women, having also directed 13 Going on 30 and Bride Wars — directed this movie. He also directed 2002′s Charlotte’s Web.
This film cost an estimated 30,000,000 to make, and earned a gross of 53,021,560 at the box office.
Although it isn’t what might be considered Academy Award worthy material, Vanessa Redgrave was still nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at both the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (2011) and Satellite Awards (2010). Amanda Seyfried was also nominated in 2010 for the Choice Movie Actress: Romantic Comedy at the Teen Choice Awards.
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