Letters to Juliet

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We watched Letters to Juliet this Sunday morning on DVD. At first, I didn’t want to watch the movie for I thought that it was one of the books written by Nicholas Sparks. I have nothing against Nicholas, it’s just that, when I watch a certain film I want something that will provide relaxation and not a teary eye in the end. :)

Well, my two younger sisters insisted to watch it and so, I didn’t have any choice but to watch with them. Amanda Seyfried is one of the lead stars of the said movie. Most of the scenes were shot in Italy. Oh, how I love the scenery in Italy! Added to it are the lovely a designer furniture they offer! :) . Well, Sophie and her fiance’, Victor would supposedly have a pre-honeymoon trip in Verona, Italy. However, it turned out to be more on a business trip for Victor who will be opening an Italian restaurant in New York.

While Victor is away for a business trip, Sophie came accross a house which is called Casa di Giulietta. The house is claimed to be the Capulet’s. Below the famous balcony, is a wall called Juliet’s Wall, where letters are stick from different woman and girls in Italy and from those who purposely visit the place to send their letters about love to Juliet.

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Sophie found a letter that was stuck into one of the walls stones. It was written about 50 years ago. The letter is read as:

I didn’t go to him, Juliet. I didn’t go to Lorenzo. His eyes were so full of trust I promised I’d meet him and run away together because my parents don’t approve. But, instead, I left him waiting for me below our tree – waiting and wondering where I was. I’m in Veronoa now. I return to London in the morning and I am so afraid. Please, Juliet tell me what I should do. My heart is breaking and I have no one else to turn to. Love, Claire

Since, Sophie found the letter, somehow she is obliged to reply to it. She knew that her letter might not reach the hands of Claire. However, she believed that it is still worth trying. She wrote to Claire as secretary of Juliet:

Dear Claire, What and If are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: What if? What if? What if? I don’t know how your story ended but if what you felt then was true love, then it’s never too late. If it was true then, why wouldn’t it be true now? You need only the courage to follow your heart. I don’t know what a love like Juliet’s feels like – love to leave loved ones for, love to cross oceans for but I’d like to believe if I ever were to feel it, that I will have the courage to seize it. And, Claire, if you didn’t, I hope one day that you will. All my love, Juliet

To cut the beautiful movie short, Claire was able to find and married her Lorenzo after 50 years with the help of Sophie. Sophie ended up in the arms of Claire’s grandson, Charlie. :)

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It was really a beautiful movie. A love story that would definitely inspire many people to love and never give up on love. :)

You bet, it’s now one of my favorite movies. :)

Ciao! :)

One Response to “Letters to Juliet”

  1. bindie Says:

    The most interesting of the tour in Verona is the time to see and read thousands of paper stuck to the walls of Juliet’s house with a variety of requests.

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