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 filmâ€™s other star, Vanessa Redgrave. The film wasnâ€™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 2002â€™s Charlotteâ€™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 isnâ€™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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