Letters to Juliet (PG, 105 mins)
Director: Gary Winick
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is an aspiring writer on holiday in Verona with her fiancé (Gael Garica Bernal), a food obsessed chef more interested in pasta than her. With plenty time to explore the city on her own, she finds herself at Juliet’s house where the lovelorn write letters to Shakespeare’s most famous heroine. When she replies to a 50 year old letter, Vanessa Redgrave arrives from England and they go in search of the man she knew when she was teenager, bringing along her grandson along to add a romantic complication for Sophie. Taking place in a fantasy Italy, this is fluffy, bland and inoffensive, with no forward momentum to speak of and no real interest in who Sophie ends up with. One for hopeless romantics only or those with a pathological aversion to the World Cup.