Tomorrow the wonderful romantic comedy Letters to Juliet will be released on DVD. The movie stars Amanda Seyfried as Sophie Hall, a fact checker at The New Yorker magazine who dreams of becoming a writer, but her boss, Bobby, does not share her wishes.
She and her fiancé, Victor (Gael Garcia Bernal) – who is about to open an Italian restaurant in downtown New York – take a “pre-honeymoon” trip to Verona, Italy; but instead of being enthusiastic about spending time together Victor is more busy with wine cheeses for his restaurant than spending time with Sophie.
While out sightseeing alone, Sophie comes across the house where Juliet Capulet supposedly lived and watches as countless people leave letters on “Juliet’s Wall,” which are retrieved by a young Italian woman for whom Sophie follows back to the offices of “Juliet’s secretaries”. The next day, while helping the secretaries collect more letters, Sophie finds a letter at the wall from 1957.
Sophie feels compelled to write to Claire (Vanessa Redgrave), the author of the 1957 letter, and a few days later a young English man named Charlie Wyman (Chris Egan) arrives, revealing his grandmother is Claire and she has accompanied him to track down her lost love. This visit sets off a wonderful cross-country trip to track down Claire’s one true love.
If you would like to learn more about Letters to Juliet or if you’d like to relive the romance contained in this wonderful film, get your DVD when it goes on sale tomorrow. You can also learn more about Letters to Juliet via the film’s official website.