I recently watched the movie Letters to Juliet. From those of you that haven’t seen it, here is the movie trailer and blurb from the official website:
In Verona, Italy – the beautiful city where Romeo first met Juliet – there is a place where the heartbroken leave notes asking Juliet for her help. It’s there that aspiring writer Sophie finds a 50-year-old letter that will change her life forever. As she sets off on a romantic journey of the heart with the letter’s author, Claire, now a grandmother, and her handsome grandson, all three will discover that sometimes the greatest love story ever told is your own.
“Sorry I’m late.”
“When we speak about love, it’s never too late.”
Claire and Lorenzo after missing their first chance at love, get a second fifty years later. How delicious that the two actors who played them also got their second chance at love.
Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero met in 1967 during the filming of Camelot, she playing Guenevere and he Lancelot. In 1969 they had a son, Carlo. They remained in touch over the years and worked together in several movies, often in relationships with other people. They exchanged vows in 2006, almost 40 years from when they first met.
The chemistry between these two beautiful people is evident on the screen and they portrayed a couple very much in love. Not surprising considering that’s what they are.
In a May 14, 2010 interview written by Susan King in the LA Times:
“I always loved her,” he says.
“I did love him,” adds Redgrave.
“I think when you become a little bit older, I think you become wiser,” says Nero.
Do you like books and movies where after being pulled apart by circumstance, the characters find each other again years later and get a second chance at love?
Can you name any?