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Love Letters (1999)

An ambitious U.S. Senator reflects back on his life after the death of a woman whom he loved and kept in contact with only through correspondence. The movie is told in flashbacks as the two... See full summary »

Director:

Stanley Donen

Writers:

A.R. Gurney (play), A.R. Gurney (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Steven Weber ... Andrew Ladd
Laura Linney ... Melissa Gardner Cobb
Kirsten Storms ... Teenaged Melissa
Tim Redwine Tim Redwine ... Teenaged Andrew
Isabella Fink Isabella Fink ... Melissa - Age 7
Stephen Joffe ... Andy - Age 7
Chas Lawther Chas Lawther ... Harry
Patrick Galligan Patrick Galligan ... Charlie Jenkins
Jackie Richardson ... Ella
Emily Hampshire ... Gretchen Lascelles
Eve Conroy Eve Conroy ... Miss Conroy
Marcia Diamond Marcia Diamond ... Kitty Walpole
June Whitman June Whitman ... Mrs. Pommeroy
Aaron Ashmore ... Bob Bartram
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An ambitious U.S. Senator reflects back on his life after the death of a woman whom he loved and kept in contact with only through correspondence. The movie is told in flashbacks as the two first meet as children and begin their lifelong correspondence. He grows into his political aspirations and leaves her behind, as she becomes a struggling artist. While he is successful, she has a rocky life. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cartas de Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Marstar/Mandy Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney opened at the Edison Theater on October 31, 1989 and ran for 96 performances. The play was nominated for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. See more »

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Much more innovative than your usual TV crap
27 August 2002 | by day-of-dramaSee all my reviews

I saw this movie as a morning feature on private cable, and to inform myself I read the comments on IMDB, which do not serve the movie well. True, it is a bit quirky at times, which one can obviously trace back to it being made for cable, but all in all it was damn capturing and very innovative. The way the whole love- and life story of the two very different characters unfolds in the single room of a private office, is quite unusual and striking at times. Laura Linney, one of the best and most subtle actresses working at the moment, portrays all the guilt and shame and anger of a life gone awry, of pain drenched in alcohol, while Steven Weber, a little pale next to her boosting energy, does quite well in showing a man who has to keep his life in control, even though his heart cries out for his life-long best friend and the love of his life. I mean, this really is not a waste of time! And its not like watching a play on TV, its like watching a relationship, unfolding in all its little twists and turns and complications, changing and dwindling in time. Absolutely recommendable.


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