Letters to Juliet

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +3

Content: +3

Main actors: Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Egan, Gael Garcia Bernal Director: Gary Winick.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Letters to Juliet is a delightfully funny film that takes viewers on a fanciful trip through beautiful, sunny Tuscany. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), a fact checker for The New Yorker magazine, embarks on a vacation to Italy with her boyfriend, Victor (Gael Garcia Bernal) that changes her life forever. She is left on her own in Verona, the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, as Victor pursues business contacts. Sophie discovers a society of women who personally answer letters written to the legendary Juliet asking for advice in matters of the heart. The women welcome Sophie, an aspiring writer, into their fold. Her response to an elderly British woman named Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) triggers a romantic, exhilarating adventure for both Claire and Sophie when Claire suddenly appears in Verona with her grandson Charlie (Christopher Egan).

PREVIEW REVIEW: Letters to Juliet is definitely a love story that’s neither saccharin sweet nor filled with graphic love scenes. Sophie and Victor’s relationship seems a bit one-sided to all but Sophie. When she tells her boss she is going to Italy with Victor on a pre-wedding honeymoon, he tells her he doesn’t think that’s wise, and her girlfriend asks when is she going to get a ring. Sophie begins to question Victor’s intentions as he has very little time for her on their trip. When Claire shares her story of unrequited love 25 years earlier, Sophie convinces her she should pursue her dream of reconnecting. Charlie thinks his grandmother and Sophie are silly romantics but reluctantly agrees to drive them through Italy on a wild-goose chase.

This entertaining escape film has very little offensive content. Except for one or two exclamatory profanities and one obscene gesture, the language will not offend. There are no bedroom scenes, nudity, or implied sex. The idea that love is not just for the young and loneliness is not limited to the old came through loud and clear in Letters to Juliet.

Preview Reviewer: Mary Draughon
Summit Entertainment

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: One obscene gesture

Profanity: One, maybe two exclamatory OMG’s

Violence: None

Sex: Some kissing; unmarried couple share an apartment and travel

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Some kissing; unmarried couple share an apartment and travel together

Drugs: Only wine drinking at meals

Other: Message that love and loneliness have no age limits

Running Time: 105 minutes
Intended Audience: Teenagers and Adults

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