Beautiful and romantic! Only some song choices made me cringe really h
11 December 2011
Excerpt: This was another blind buy, and I was mostly pleasantly surprised, except for the title song and one towards the end, as well as the end credit song, which were of the American chewing gum kind (That's what I call this kind of Disney pop/rock music sung by those teenage girls). Perhaps music is more important to me than most, so this was a letdown. The soundtrack was mostly bad, and didn't fit the scenery at all IMHO.
Excerpt: This movie is a brilliant romantic comedy/drama about true love/lost love. The entire cast are amazing. The PQ is OUTSTANDING. Vibrant detail throughout. The AQ is great as well. Don't listen to the negative post about this film. This is a tale of true love in the classic sense. Beautifully photographed from start to finish. Please, don't hesitate to buy this Blu-ray. Very highly recommended.
Excerpt: On a pre-honeymoon to Verona, Italy a wannabe American writer stumbles on a club called the Secretaries of Juliet. The club is dedicated responding to letters left by countless women in the fictional courtyard of Juliet Capulet. While helping the Secretaries, Sophie (The American) discovers an old letter hidden behind a loose rock. The letter is fifty years old and Sophie decides to respond to the letter.
Summary: In New York, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is the efficient event checker of The New Yorker and her fiancé Victor (Gael García Bernal) is an enthusiastic chef that is opening an Italian restaurant of his own. They decide to have a pre-honeymoon traveling to Verona, where Victor will visit his suppliers. Once in Italy, Victor does not give much attention to Sophie, spending his time with the meetings.
Mediocre Script, cliche-ridden, poor acting and uninteresting - extrem
24 September 2010
Excerpt: With all due respect to mntwister, this is nothing like An Affair to Remember. Nothing in the least like it. I waited in great anticipation for this film to be released on Blu-ray, but having seen it I now wish I hadn't. I really feel cheated. This film features one of the worst cliche-ridden storylines and scripts of any I have seen in recent years. The main characters were not in any way fleshed out - they were cardboard cutouts and the two young lead actors plastic.
Excerpt: I have not seen a movie like this since the days of An Affair to Remember. This is a love story, actually 2, told beautifully. Classy, with wonderful acting, a GREAT musical score (which shines in DTS MA) this is a must see for all romantics!
Did we not notice the MOST important aspect of this love story?
18 September 2010
Excerpt: Okay, I know that a lot is reviewed each week, but a LITTLE research here could have brought the MOST important aspect of this movie to the readers/potential buyers/movie trivia buff's attention. Do we not remember that two of the cast members were and possibly still are a representation what the term "Movie Star" is from their time period? AND that they BOTH played legendary characters that are perhaps the MOST famous couple in Love in movie history?
Summary: Aspiring writer Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) and her fiancé go to Verona for a pre-wedding/business trip, but he's obsessed with work and leaves poor Sophie to sightsee alone. She visits Juliet's famous house, where for generations lovelorn women have left letters asking for advice in Juliet's brick wall. The locals who answer the letters on Juliet's behalf invite Sophie to join them and her response to a 50-year old letter will change several lives forever.
Summary: The problem with gratuitously romantic films is that they often tend to alienate those audience members who have a lick of common sense! While there is nothing wrong with a film wearing its heart on its sleeve, it is quite something else to try to embrace an airy-fairy heroine with no sense of maturity whatsoever.
Summary: Really enjoyed this film. A very good story, that had many good moments, one in particular -- if you've seen the film, you know which one I'm talking about. Redgrave made this film. She is amazing, and she gave the story believability. But the film could have been a classic. Two things got in the way.