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Still shot from the movie: Letters To Juliet.

Letters To Juliet

While on vacation in Italy, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) goes to Verona to see a courtyard supposedly belonging to Shakespeare's fictitious couple. Over the years other visitors have left"letters to Juliet" describing their star-crossed love affairs. When the young American tourist finds a 50-year-old note about a tale of unrequited love, she determines to find the author and reunite the woman with her former Romeo. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 14 May 2010
Video Release: 14 Sep 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Claire met the man of her dreams when she was only fifteen and hasn’t seen him in the last fifty years. Do you think such a young woman could really have been experiencing true love? How much change do you think is likely to occurred to these two individuals over half a decade of living? How much do you think they will have in common if they meet again?

Sophie believes in true love and destiny. Do you? Can a person only fall in love once? Is such an experience controlled by fate or choice? How does her perspective of her own romantic relationship belie what she is preaching?

What were the reasons Claire gives for not following her heart as a teenager? What feelings drive her quest now? Why do things that might have been have such a power to haunt us?

Claire’s grandson Charlie says picking up a relationship with a man one hasn’t seen for fifty years allows you to skip "all the messy bits." The older woman quips back, "Life is the messy bits." What do you think she means? Do you agree with her?

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