While I haven’t really heard of the movie until later, it has Amanda Seyfried in the leading role. I liked Seyfried in Veronica Mars and Les Miserables. I wasn’t sure if I would even like Letters to Juliet but it really surprised me.
The plot begins with a young woman named Sophie Hall who has traveled to Verona, Italy with her fiance for a pre-honeymoon. While in Italy she noticed a wall of letters but doesn’t know the reason. She finds out that women from all over the world leave them there for “Juliet” to respond. She finds a letter from over fifty years ago, and decides to see if the author ever found happiness or not.
To her astonishment, the woman is still alive and decides it was a good idea to find her lost love. Her grandson Charlie helps her in Italy even though he believes the whole idea is just non-sense. Being fascinated with her story, Sophie begs Claire to let her assist them in finding her Lorenzo Bartolini. Except that will be easier said than done.
I often think romantic dramas can be a little boring, but I really enjoyed Letters to Juliet. While I really liked Seyfried and her role as Sophie, I really enjoyed the love story between Claire Smith-Wyman and her Lorenzo Bartolini. It’s wonderful to be pleasantly surprised by a film.