Monday, June 7, 2010

Letters to Juliet

Movie:  Letters to Juliet
Like/Don't Like:  Let's all take a vacation to Italy.  We'll eat gelatto!

I suppose as far as romantic comedies go this one was harmless.  It didn't have any of the ridiculous slapsticks that seem to be peppering the genre lately - for which I was incredibly grateful.  And the premise of helping an old lady find love was sweet (We all agreed later that Vanessa Redgrave is one classy broad.)  The leading man was awkward and jittery through the entire first half of the movie and that made me feel slightly awkward and jittery.  But then there were all those scenes of them driving through the Italian countryside.  Rows of twirling cypress trees have a very calming effect on me.

1 comment:

Rach said...

I just saw this one with some friends, and our conclusion was that 1. we need to go to Italy, 2. the leading man looks like a cross between Matt Damon and Heath Ledger with none of their acting skills, and 3. the dialogue was written by a 14-year-old girl. But Vanessa Redgrave and all the Italian old men were enjoyable. And the Italian countryside really is breathtaking.