- Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Egan, Marcia DeBonis, Giordano Formenti, Fabio Testi, Dario Conti, Ivana Lotito, Luisa Ranieri, Marina Massironi, Lidia Biondi, Milena Vukotic, Luisa De Santis, Paolo Arvedi, Remo Remotti, Angelo Infanti, Giacomo Piperno, Sara Armentano, Benito Deotto, Marcello Catania, Silvana Bosi, Elio Veller, Sandro Dori, Adriano Guerri
- Director: Gary Winick
- Writers: Jose Rivera, Tim Sullivan
- Producers: Ellen Barkin, Mark Canton, Eric Feig, Caroline Kaplan, Patrick Wachsberger
- Executive Producer: Ron Schmidt
- Art Direction: Stefano Maria Ortolani
- Castings: Béatrice Kruger, Ellen Lewis, Cindy Tolan
- Costume Design: Nicoletta Ercole
- D.O.P.: Marco Pontecorvo
- Editor: Bill Pankow
- Makeup: Diane Mazur
- Music: Andrea Guerra
- Production Design: Stuart Wurtzel
- Set Decoration: Alessandra Querzola
When a young American (Amanda Seyfried) travels to the city of Verona, home of the star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet of Romeo and Juliet fame, she joins a group of volunteers who respond to letters to Juliet seeking advice about love. After answering one letter dated 1951, she inspires its author (Vanessa Redgrave) to travel to Italy in search of her long-lost love and sets off a chain of events that will bring a love into both their lives unlike anything they ever imagined.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: New York City, USA; Tuscany, Italy; Verona, Italy
- MPAA Warning: Brief rude behavior and sensual images, some language and incidental smoking
- Production Budget: $30 million
- Production Companies: Applehead Pictures, Summit Entertainment
- Production Schedule: 25 June 2009 - August 2009
2010 Guide Analysis: "The first weekend of May is always good for two things - a superhero blockbuster for the guys that'll dominate the slot, and a fairly standard rom-com for the girls as counter programming that should pull in some of the trickle over audience. Last year it was "Wolverine" and "Ghosts of Girfriends Past", in 2010 it's "Iron Man 2" and this little engine that could which has an overall more noble and sweet sentiment than that McConaughey vehicle.
The premise isn't too bad, the Verona location filming should be pleasing, the presence of Redgrave is always a delight even in pap, while "Mamma Mia" actress Seyfried is a charmingly buoyant lead. The downside are the guys with the usually reliable Bernal stuck with a scruffy look and a rather bland side role. Ex-Aussie soap star Chris Egan seems hampered by a poor man's British accent, though credit to the actor who impressed with his dramatic turn in NBC's short-lived "Kings".
The somewhat older Hugh Dancy was originally cast in Bernal's role and it kind of shows in the trailer, one which also gives away every surprise of the entire movie. Director Gary Winick knows his way around the formula with both "Bride Wars" and "13 Going on 30" under his belt, so expect something along similar quality lines."