Flipping channels the other night, I came across a movie called Letters To Juliet and I started to watch it mid-way through until the end. Then I went back to find another showing so I could watch it from the beginning. Do you ever do that?
Letters to Juliet summary is: While visiting Verona, Italy, with her busy fiance, a young woman named Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) visits a wall where the heartbroken leave notes to Shakespeare’s tragic heroine, Juliet Capulet. Finding one such letter from 1957, Sophie decides to write to its now elderly author, Claire (Vanessa Redgrave). Inspired by Sophie’s actions, Claire sets out to find her long-lost lover, accompanied by her disapproving grandson (Christopher Egan) and Sophie.
Not quite Hallmark, but definitely chick flick. And it was just what I needed. A little romance, a little Italy, some people speaking Italian (which I don’t speak, but I love to listen to) and finally hope and love which I adore.
Have you seen this movie? I would say it’s a lovely choice for this time of year being that it’s close to Valentine’s Day because it makes me think of love, of choices that we’ve made and how we can choose again because it’s never too late for true love. And that gives me fresh hope.
And the idea that you could write a letter to Juliet and receive a response? Fascinating…here’s more information on it! Click here!