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Letters to Juliet

June 17, 2011

Letters to Juliet

By: Megan Arnall
This is a Rom Com so I dedicate this post to Jay Hooper and VJ Long, I know how much you boys love the romcoms!
Oscar worthy? No.  Amazing Scenery? Yes.  Cute moments with Amanda Seyfried verbally conquering all of the men around her? Yes. Of course this movie has it’s flaws, but if you are in the mood for something cute with a light mood, this is the movie for you.  If only we were all so lucky to find the love of our life after decades apart and inherit a vineyard in Italy, right?
What I think you will like about this movie:
  • Amanda Seyfried was great on Big Love, Veronica Mars and in Mean Girls. She has a cute/bubbly personality that gives this movie a certain brightness.
  • The Italian Countryside– Oh. My. Goodness. I’m booking my plane ticket right now…ok, no I’m not…or am I?  The cities, the rolling hills, the vineyards, the entire Italian countryside is so beautiful in this movie that it almost looks like a like it couldn’t possible exist in reality.
  • The side characters– As our main characters traipse across Italy they encounter some pretty interesting people.  It was their often funny encounters with these characters that really sold me on the movie.
  • The back story- Juliet’s secretaries, women who answer letters left at a wall in Verona, Italy, really exist.  Known as the Juliet Club, they reply to letters just like in the movie and set up events in honor of Shakespeare’s famous star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet.  I like watching a movie where I know that however implausible the story really is, that one day, somehow, maybe, it could happen.
  • Taylor Swift is on the soundtrack…how could you say ‘No’ to that?! I mean really.
Watch it today, forget about it tomorrow…It’ll leave you with a smile on your face 🙂

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