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Blu-Ray Review: Vanessa Redgrave Shines in ‘Letters to Juliet’

Letters to Juliet

CHICAGO – Vanessa Redgrave’s role in “Letters to Juliet” could not have come at a more poignant time in her life. She plays a starry-eyed woman in her twilight years, desperate to reconnect with her childhood sweetheart. He’s played by Franco Nero, the man Redgrave fell for on the set of 1969’s “Camelot.” She was Guinevere and Nero was Lancelot. Yet they didn’t marry until 2006.

Vanessa Redgrave Shines in ‘Letters to Juliet,’ But Romantic Leads Bore

Letters to Juliet
HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 2.5/5.0
Rating: 2.5/5.0

CHICAGO – I want to live in the alternate universe where Vanessa Redgrave’s Claire is the lead of “Letters to Juliet” and the two vapid dorks who trail her on a journey of lost love can learn a lesson or two but never take the spotlight. Sadly, such is not the case with this Amanda Seyfried and Christopher Egan vehicle, a romantic drama entirely stolen from its young stars by a timeless actress.

Slideshow: 21-Image Gallery From ‘Letters to Juliet’ With Amanda Seyfried

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Amanda Seyfried

CHICAGO – This 21-image slideshow contains the official press images for “Letters to Juliet” starring Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan, Vanessa Redgrave, Gael Garcia Bernal and Franco Nero from director Gary Winick. The film opens on May 14th, 2010.

Interview: Christopher Egan Woos Amanda Seyfried in ‘Letters to Juliet’

CHICAGO – Christopher Egan is an Australian actor portraying a Londoner on holiday in Italy. That internationalism has helped him tackle his first major lead role opposite Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave in the new film “Letters to Juliet.”

Blu-Ray Review: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway in Loathsome ‘Bride Wars’

Bride Wars

CHICAGOAnne Hathaway and Kate Hudson star in the awful “Bride Wars,” an alleged comedy with a great 3-disc Blu-Ray edition that still can’t hide the awful movie underneath.

Slideshow: 16-Image Gallery For ‘Bride Wars’ With Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson

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Liv (Kate Hudson) finds the perfect wedding gown.

CHICAGO – This 16-image slideshow contains official press images for Fox’s “Bride Wars,” which stars Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Bryan Greenberg, Chris Pratt, Steve Howey, Candice Bergen, and Kristen Johnston from writers Greg DePaul and Casey Wilson & June Diane Raphael and director Gary Winick. The film opens on Jan. 9, 2009.

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