The Last Letter From Your Lover

The Premise: Journalist Ellie (Felicity Jones) stumbles upon a stack of vintage love letters and is inspired by their contents to unravel the mystery of their forbidden romance.

The Verdict: The film covers two distinct stories: that of Ellie in present day, whose passion for the archives may have as much to do with the sensitive and hunky administrator as the love letters, and of Jennifer (Shailene Woodley) in the past, falling in love with a man who is not her husband before an accident derails the relationship. The film is pretty, often sumptuous actually, particularly the period pieces (people haven’t truly dressed well since the 60s), but the story isn’t exactly original. Jones is sweet as ever, but her character’s flat; Woodley is respectable but not quite believable as a glamorous adulterer. The highly contrived events are predictable of course, as all romances tend to be. But if they’re your jam, The Last Letter From Your Letter offers two for the price of one.

Check out this semi-steamy period romance on Netflix.

Director: Augustine Frizzell

Starring: Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Joe Alwyn, Callum Turner,
Nabhaan Rizwan

Based on the book by Jojo Moyes

4 thoughts on “The Last Letter From Your Lover

  1. dr bob Jantzen

    Nevertheless we enjoyed this film, okay our standards are low. But just before this we had streamed 8 half hour episodes of a similar dual story Italian film set in Procida (island off Naples, in the 1990s) and Naples (in the present) on Netflix: Generation 56K (referring to the modem data speed at the earlier time).
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13524842/
    rated 7.4 pretty high, we loved this light hearted romance (we were streaming this on a 10.5 inch laptop screen in Rome during our recent visit where there was no TV in our summer rental, escaping the afternoon Rome heat). Some first love island kids in the 1990s remeet as adults in the city. All the acting is really great (in our humble eyes) and the back and forth done well; I would say that the writing is excellent from our amateur point of view. Jay, I know you are not reviewing series, but for your own viewing pleasure, check it out!

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  2. selizabryangmailcom

    Hahaha. My husband would agree with you about fashion. He greatly admires how people dressed in the ’50s and especially the ’60s. People used to dress up to go to movies and get on airplanes!

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