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''Letters to Juliet'' is a 2010 romantic drama starring Creator/AmandaSeyfried and Chris Egan, Vanessa Redgrave and [[Film/{{Django}} Franco Nero]]. It is the tale of Sophie, a young American who travels to the city of Verona, on a "pre-honeymoon" with [[DisposableFiance fiance Victor]] which was the home of the star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet of ''RomeoAndJuliet'' fame, where she joins a group of volunteers who respond to letters to Juliet seeking advice about love while her fiance drives round northern Italy looking at mushrooms and cheeses.

One letter dated 1957 falls out from behind a brick and describes how a young British girl, Claire, left her lover, Lorenzo Bartolini, waiting under their tree and went back to England. Sophie replies to Claire which inspires Claire to travel to Italy in search of her long-lost love (dragging along her grandson Charlie). The three of them set off on a trip round Tuscany to find all the men named Lorenzo Bartollini. She will know the right one by his eyes. Sophie hopes to write an article on it for her magazine and earn a promotion to writer as she is only a fact-checker.

After finding many wrong men with the right name, including a blind one, a chess player and a kingpin, they find a dead one. Charlie is very upset with Sophie for disappointing his Grandmother tells her that his Gran is all he has now he's lost his parents and she doesn't know what real loss is. They make up at breakfast and Charlie later kisses Sophie under the stars. After finding the correct Lorenzo, Charlie is dismayed that he kissed Sophie since she's engaged to another man. She goes back to Verona and Charlie chases her but as he gets there he sees Victor hug her and so he leaves.

Victor and Sophie return to New York and her article will be published but her boss wonders how the story ended. Victor didn't even read her article and she breaks up with him and travels to Claire and Lorenzo's wedding alone. After a slight confusion between girlfriends and cousins with the same name, Sophie and Charlie admits their feeling via a balcony (of course) and kiss.

The End.

(This was director Gary Winick's final film before his early demise at 49.)
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!Tropes in this film include:

* ActorAllusion: Creator/AmandaSeyfried [[Theatre/MammaMia as Sophie]] and is Patricia called Ali somewhere else in the Med?
* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: '''C'''laire and her grandson '''C'''harlie.
* ArcSymbol: Balconies.
* ArcWords: "It is never too late for true love."
* BasedOnATrueStory: The Secretaries of Juliet are real and paid by the city of Verona.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Between Sophie and Charlie.
* DeadpanSnarker: Charlie is great at this. When Claire describes picnicking in the dirt:
-->Sophie:That's so romantic.
-->Charlie:What's romantic about eating in the dirt?
* DecemberDecemberRomance: Claire and Lorenzo.
* DisposableFiance: Victor, naturally.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: During the wedding of Claire and Lorenzo, Sophie leaves, thinking that it was too late to be with Charlie. As he follows her, some people at the party smile approvingly.
* FakeBrit: Chris Egan playing Charlie is Australian.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: Sophie is the Realist, Claire is the Conflicted, Charlie is TheCynic and Lorenzo is the Optimist.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sophie is the Guardian, Claire is the Idealist, Charlie is the Rational and Lorenzo is the Artisan.
* FreudianTrio: Sophie (Id), Claire (Ego) and Charlie (Superego).
* HeyItsThatGuy: Patricia [[spoiler:the cousin at the wedding]] is played by Ashley Lilley, who also played Ali, one of Creator/AmandaSeyfried's bridesmaids in Theatre/MammaMia. Coincidentally, both characters played by Creator/AmandaSeyfried are named Sophie.
* HotScoop: Sophie, though she's actually a fact checker than an actual article writer.
* IdenticalGrandson: The two Lorenzos at the end are said to be identical.
* InformedAbility: Averted. Sophie's letter to Claire is very well written, making it clear that she really ''was'' wasting her life as a fact checker when she should have been pursuing her dreams as a writer.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Sophie and Claire
* ItsForABook: Sophie's reasoning for tagging along.
* {{Jerkass}}: Maybe he didn't mean to be but due to having [[CloudCuckooLander his head in the clouds]], Victor neglects Sophie throughout the movie and it is mainly for this reason that he becomes a DisposableFiance.
** It's not that they didn't love each other but a closer look is that ''both'' sides don't see the other's presence as a necessity and that they have differences that didn't make their relationship work (Sophie didn't share Victor's passion for cooking and Victor didn't appreciate Sophie's passion for writing as much).
* KissingCousins: Averted, but it does lead to a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* LampShadeHanging:
--> [[DeadPanSnarker Charlie]]: [[spoiler:"Of course, a balcony."]]
* MissingMom: Sophie has one.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: The main plot of the film is to see if Claire and Lorenzo still have a second chance in love. They do.
* NamesTheSame: Most of the middle is finding the correct Lorenzo Bartolini.
* OneSteveLimit: Subverted as there are at least a dozen Lorenzo Bartolinis and [[spoiler:the two Patricias cause confusion to Sophie]].
* OverprotectiveDad: Inverted with Charlie who doesn't want to see his grandmother hurt again by a man that may or may not still be alive.
* ParentalAbandonment: Charlie's parents died in a car accident when he was ten.
** Also, Sophie's mother left her father and her.
* ParentalMarriageVeto: The reason Claire and Lorenzo did not marry in 1957.
* PoorCommunicationKills: If Charlie had said [[spoiler: "This is Patricia, my ''cousin'']], it would have saved Sophie some grief.
* RaceForYourLove: [[spoiler:Subverted as he gets there but gives up.]]
* RaisedByGrandparents: Charlie was raised by his grandmother after his parents had died.
* RealLifeRelative: Loranzo and Claire broke up, married other people, reunited and married in real life.
* RelativeError: [[spoiler: The Patricia at the wedding wasn't Charlie's ex-girlfriend, but his cousin.]]
* RoadMovie: Well, Claire, Sophie and Charlie ''did'' spend most of their time on the road...
* RomanticFalseLead: One for each love interest, Victor and Patricia.
* SceneryPorn: A review described it as an advert for the Tuscan tourist board.
* ShipperOnDeck: Claire and Sophie for the other's relationship.
* ShoutOut: To ''RomeoAndJuliet''. Also, the beginning is a slideshow of kissing couples (and animals), most of them famous paintings or photos... [[{{Anime}} except for one.]]
* SixthRanger: Sophie to the Secretaries of Juliet.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Have you seen the trailer? If so, you probably don't need to see the movie but you should anyway.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: Sophie, Claire and Charlie.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Again, Sophie and Charlie.
* WhiteStallion: Lorenzo is riding one in the climax.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Sophie's boss wonders this prompting the final twenty minutes.
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