Hey dudes. I saw Letters To Juliet earlier this year at a special screening during WTF-Con and I'm here to tell you that I've never seen such a hardcore, blood-and-guts action picture in my life. The thrills start from the moment the opening credits roll in Verona, Italy and never let up until the closing credits roll in the hollowed out volcano that serves as the lair of the movie's villain.
Amanda Seyfried plays Sophie, a jaded Navy SEAL who decides to take a trip to Italy after three straight tours in the Gulf. The peace she was looking for was not to be found, however, after she finds a letter written fifty years earlier warning of a threat to the entire planet called Operation Juliet. She tracks down Claire (Vanessa Redgrave), the woman who is supposedly the author of the letter but denies ever having even heard of it until Sophie lets her guard down for a moment and Claire attacks her. Sophie holds her own and they finally end up John Woo style with their guns in each others faces. "You don't remember me, do you, Sophie? But you will. Oh yes, you will," Claire says just before she drops through a hole in the floor. After that, it really takes off. I don't want to spoil too much of the plot but here are some of the most memorable scenes:
- Sophie in a car chase through the streets of Rome that ends with her leaping from her car just before the other two cars crash into hers.
- A shower scene with Sophie and Charlie (Christopher Egan), a rogue CIA agent, that ends with the bathroom being broken into by Claire's agents and Sophie holding one hand over her naked breasts while she mows those three down with the 9A-91 compact assault rifle she's holding in the other hand.
- Beautiful scenes of the Italian countryside.
- The final confrontation between Sophie and Claire in which Sophie takes the letter she found back in Verona and stuffs it down Claire's throat saying, "Postage due, motherfucker," just before she pushes Claire onto a load of dynamite and coolly walks away as Claire and the dynamite blow up behind her.
- A romantic montage set to a Taylor Swift song that ends in a sword fight.
And that ought to do it. Yes, your husband/boyfriend/whatever will be royally pissed when he sees the actual movie but it won't be your fault because you, after, all, read the same review he did, right? Just give him an awesome blowjob and all will be well. Hell, even a mediocre blowjob would probably do the trick.