Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Love Letter


Congratulations to Rebel, who was the first to tell me the movie in which the lines (see post below) were spoken. Rebel, I am admiring you from afar.

If you haven't seen this endearing little movie, I suggest you go out and rent it. And soon. Don't be misled by the silly trailer (above).

I found this review on Amazon.com:
Its ads portrayed it as a wacky farce, while critics largely ignored it, presuming it to be a vanity project from Kate Capshaw (better known as Mrs. Steven Spielberg). But The Love Letter is neither; on the contrary, it's a low-key but surprisingly rich and touching film about love, illusions, and regret. Helen (Capshaw), a bookseller in a small seashore town, discovers an unsigned love letter that's fallen into the cushions of a couch in her store. The letter doesn't say who it's for, but Helen assumes it's for her and starts wondering who sent it. One would expect this to lead to a whirling comedy of mistaken identities, but after some amusing daydream moments, the movie follows its story with subtlety and nuance. The characters behave according to their own needs and desires, rather than the demands of standard Hollywood goofiness. The performances--from a cast including Tom Selleck (In and Out), Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do), Ellen DeGeneres (EDtv), newcomer Julianne Nicholson, and others--are uniformly unforced and natural. Viewers weary of the hyped-up, absurd emotional climaxes of most so-called romantic comedies will find a respite here. The Love Letter is a genuinely charming film. --Bret Fetzer

Giveaway coming tomorrow, my friends . . .


16 comments:

Russell said...

Looks like a fun movie and I sure like Tom Selleck (who I remember as Magnam P.I.)and Ellen DeGeneres (who I think has a fantastic sense of humor and wit). I believe you when you say the movie is much more than what the trailer conveys and I am looking forward to seeing it.

Take care and thanks for the tip on the movie.

TSannie said...

That looks just wonderful and definitely my kind of movie! Was it ever released at the theaters or just straight to video? I love all the people in it. I'm watching the Hallmark Channel and my hubby is looking at me in awe (at least what I want to think) that I can watch sap for hours on end. Believe me, it's not difficult!

Egghead said...

That looks like a great movie. I posted a long old message and blogger ate it. So all I have to say is this: I love George for making sure you are o.k. after your fall, beautiful Thanksgiving table, lovely aromas from your honey cooking in the kitchen, hope your ankle is better, darn that cleaning thing and the "f" word (my personal favorite is sumbitch), I love that love letter Happy Thanksgiving and lastly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY late.

Whew! I am now officially out of breath and caught up.

Sue said...

This is the cutest movie ever...I love the scene when Tom Selleck comes up from the basement and he's smoldering and runner up best scene is when Ellen keys Kate Capshaw's car....I'll never think of peeling an orange as being unexciting ever again!!

Sue said...

Hi Kate... didn't see the post before this one when I left a comment...I can't believe only one person knew the movie....I saw a hint of an orange but didn't put two and two together....
Everyone....You need to go rent this movie...Ive probably seen it 10 times, you never get tired of it. And I wish I could dance in my underwear!!

Island Girls said...

Loved the orange photo and your new Header! I will have to watch this movie once we get a DVD player. hey Santa!

Molly said...

oh, I loved this movie, too. I stumbled upon it one long tv watching weekend. I don't think I'd have figured it out though.

Mental P Mama said...

I remember that! I will go rent it. I love her. But Ralph Fiennes still rocks my little world;)

Ellen said...

Oh, I love that movie. Except when she goes for a run - I am so jealous that she looks so great in her jogging attire.

becky up the hill said...

Ha..loved the clip from that movie..added it to my netflix. Thanks.

Tiff said...

This looks great, thanks for telling us about it!

Leslie: said...

Wow! I'm gonna check this one out for sure.

Woman in a Window said...

Sounds like a movie I could watch with you. Are you available. My husband would have nothing to do with this one. He's getting so manly man and by that I mean meat-headed. Oh, but I love him anyway. Now where's my gun and my fast car?

Deb said...

Hi...I am too tired to read your posting tonight, but I promise I will tomorrow. I wanted to say that we drove right by Elkton, Maryland today. I thought of you....I saw Elkton, Maryland on my FeedBlitz and wondered if that was you.
Yawn..good night!

Deb said...

Hi...I am too tired to read your posting tonight, but I promise I will tomorrow. I wanted to say that we drove right by Elkton, Maryland today. I thought of you....I saw Elkton, Maryland on my FeedBlitz and wondered if that was you.
Yawn..good night!

Rosezilla said...

Ok, Netflix time! Thanks for the tip - I love a good romance.