letters to juliet {movie review}

During the French manicure of 2011, we discussed what to do while we were waiting for our nails to dry. The only logical answer was to watch a girly movie & ::swoon:: at the romance of it all. Wanna know what movie we watched?

Letters to Juliet, that is!! Every time we had a sleepover, Emily & I swore we were going to watch this movie. We ended up making chipmunk videos and eating midnight snacks, if I remember correctly...but that's not the point. ;) I'm glad we finally got to watch it and squeal over the beautiful streets of Verona. Here's what the official Letters to Juliet website says...

"In Verona, Italy – the beautiful city where Romeo first met Juliet – there is a place where the heartbroken leave notes asking Juliet for her help. It’s there that aspiring writer Sophie finds a 50-year-old letter that will change her life forever. As she sets off on a romantic journey of the heart with the letter’s author, Claire, now a grandmother, and her handsome grandson, all three will discover that sometimes the greatest love story ever told is your own."

Ah, the romance of it all. I was blindsided at first because I had no idea what the movie was really about, but I quickly got into it. My commentary is probably a little more in your face & blunt, but hey! I liked it! 

This guy? He's a jerk. I mean, he basically cares only about food & his budding restaurant, which isn't really on it's way to success for the record.

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Spoiler Alert: Sophie and jerk face break up. Didn't see that one coming...NOT! 

And this guy? He's also a jerk...at first. And his hair is all that great.

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But he comes around in this moonlit scene...

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...And spoiler alert: Sophie and snobby grandson get together after the epic jerk face guy break-up and snobby grandson becomes less snobby. 

I love Amanda Seyfried. Not only can she sing, but she's got the simple look down pat. No extraordinary wardrobe choices, no fancy makeup, and she cares about helping people.

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In between the snobby grandson stuff is a 50 year old love story that Sophie puts her heart and soul into after following one of the Secretaries of Juliet to their home. The adventure that enuses is so beautiful...

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Oh, the ending. In my humble opinion, it wasn't awesome. Actually, it was so cheesy it WAS awesome. Katie  warned me about it, but I didn't really know just how cheesy it was. We all fell out of our chairs, dying of laughter. And Sophie didn't see it coming either.

These words were oddly reminiscent of Mr. Darcy. Stick with your own script, buddy!


Gah, so cheesy, right?! And afterwards everyone comes running from the wedding party to see what happens and intrudes on the moment. Grandmother promptly starts to cry. 

All in all, it was a great movie. Loved it!! 

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