Movie Review: ‘Letters to Juliet’

This is one of the best romantic comedies that I’ve ever seen.  The trailer is absolutely abominable, so it only makes sense that when I tell my friends how great this movie is, they give me a look of horror.  The film follows Amanda Seyfried who yearns to be a writer.  She travels to Italy with her fiance, who is buying products for his newly opened Italian restaurant.  While in Italy, Seyfried visits the house once inhabited by Shakespeare’s Juliet, where random people write letters to Juliet asking for advice about love.  Seyfried finds a letter lodged in the wall that is over 50 years old, and she decides to respond.  Vanessa Redgrave receives the fifty year old answer, and is inspired to return to Italy to find her long lost love.  She brings her grandson along who is furious with this ridiculous idea.  One thing leads to another and Seyfriend decides to join them in their journey of locating Redgrave’s love.  It might sound cheesy, but I promise it works.  Go see it!