I have been waiting in eager anticipation for the theater release of Letters to Juliet for over a month now. I can’t tell you how happy I am that this weekend, May 14th, is to be the release of this romantic travel film. The film is bolstered by its scenic Verona, Italy setting and Hollywood heavyweights Vanessa Redgrave, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Amanda Seyfried.
For a light-hearted romantic film, this one’s got a lot of buzz; 33 million views of the Taylor Swift movie theme song (Love Story) on YouTube and countless advertisements on MTV during its hit reality show airings of The Hills and The City.
The Taylor Swift song, Love Story, couldn’t have been a better pick for the theme to Letters to Juliet; and who knows, it could even garner Swift an Oscar nomination.
I will be at the theater this weekend for the opening of Letters to Juliet for two reasons: first, I greatly admire the work of both Vanessa Redgrave and Gael Garcia Bernal; and second, the large screen Italian scenery. I haven’t been able to do much traveling in my life but always fantasize about it; so, what could be better than a cheap $10 ticket to Verona, Italy?
Here’s a quick look at the filmographies of some of the Letters to Juliet stars:
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
And many, many more, please visit her Imdb profile to see a full listing of Vanessa Redgrave’s films.
Gael Garcia Bernal
I’m with Lucy (2002)
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
And many more.
Mean Girls (2004)
Alpha Dog (2006)
Mamma Mia (2008)
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
General Film Information and Links:
Director: Gary Winick
Writer: Jose Rivera and Tim Sullivan
Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Gael, Garcia Bernal, and Amanda Seyfried
For more information on Letters to Juliet’s starring performers: Vanessa Redgrave, Gael Garcia Bernal, or Amanda Seyfried, please visit their Imdb profile pages; and for more information on Letters to Juliet, please visit the official movie website.
Also, be sure to stop over to YouTube and give the Letters to Juliet theme song, Love Story, by Taylor Swift, a listen.
I can’t wait to head off to Verona, Italy this weekend with the cast of Letters to Juliet! Please be on the lookout for my forthcoming review of the film.