Sunday, May 23, 2010

Very truly, Juliet

Serendipity found me ensconced in the Saturday afternoon showing of Letters to Juliet next to my favorite Italian girl in the world. The reviews were flat but we went anyway, hoping to enjoy the sights and sounds of Italy for a few hours and dream of our own trip there one day. Little did we know that we would fall in love with the sweet, sweet movie which centers around the craft of writing. There are, of course, the fabled letters left for Juliet Capulet to this day at the wall beneath her balcony in Verona and answered by the 'Secretaries of Juliet.' There is also a girl who dreams of writing stories. She sets this one in motion with a beautiful, heartfelt letter. There were scribbled notes, elegant stationery and envelopes, thick journals, a silver cup full of pens on an antique desk, the basket full of stamped, handwritten letters dropped into the mailbox on the street corner. More than a love story, this is a love letter to letter writing.

2 comments:

~JarieLyn~ said...

Oh, great review. I've been wanting to see this movie.

phonelady said...

I love to write letters too so I probably should see this movie . thanks for the review and I love your page .