3.7/10
1,364
20 user 4 critic

The Letter (2012)

Trailer
1:34 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
A playwright who begins to mentally unravel cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.

Director:

Jay Anania

Writer:

Jay Anania
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse
Stars: Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn, Anne Bancroft
Boys (1996)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by preparatory school student John Baker. He takes her to his dormitory. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For ... See full summary »

Director: Stacy Cochran
Stars: Winona Ryder, Lukas Haas, John C. Reilly
Homefront I (2013)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.

Director: Gary Fleder
Stars: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder
The Last Word I (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A man (Bentley) who makes his living composing other people's suicide notes enters into a romance with the sister (Ryder) of a recent client.

Director: Geoffrey Haley
Stars: Wes Bentley, Winona Ryder, Ray Romano
Stay Cool (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An author who returns to his hometown to deliver a commencement address to a class of graduating high school students has to deal with his feelings for an old flame as well as the advances of a student who has the hots for him.

Director: Michael Polish
Stars: Winona Ryder, Mark Polish, Sean Astin
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Director: John Kent Harrison
Stars: Winona Ryder, Barry Pepper, John Bourgeois
Experimenter (2015)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1961, famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans' willingness to obey authority.

Director: Michael Almereyda
Stars: John Palladino, Anthony Edwards, Jim Gaffigan
Lost Souls (2000)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A Catholic teacher meets an atheist journalist, whom a group of Catholics and Priests believes has been chosen by the devil to be the Antichrist.

Director: Janusz Kaminski
Stars: Winona Ryder, Ben Chaplin, Sarah Wynter
Scorsese's Women (Video 2014)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Five amazing actresses who have starred in Martin Scorsese's films come together in imaginary cinematic scenarios. Each leading lady has her own mysterious narrative-and so does each photograph.

Director: Steven Klein
Stars: Jodie Foster, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis
Welcome II (2007)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When a family move into a new house, they are confronted with an unexpected occupant.

Director: Kirsten Dunst
Stars: Winona Ryder, John Hawkes, Alexandra Gold Jourden
Turks & Caicos (TV Movie 2014)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Worricker is a retired spy living in the Caribbean. He realizes he is in trouble when four "businessmen" show up. They look like mob bosses, but one actually works for the CIA. He gets help from two former MI5 colleagues back in London.

Director: David Hare
Stars: Winona Ryder, Christopher Walken, Bill Nighy
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A guy's life is turned around by an email, which includes the names of everyone he's had sex with and ever will have sex with. His situation gets worse when he encounters a femme fatale (Ryder) who targets men guilty of sex crime.

Director: Daniel Waters
Stars: Robert Wisdom, Tanc Sade, Patton Oswalt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Martine
Josh Hamilton ... Raymond
Marin Ireland ... Anita
Katherine Waterston ... Julie
James Franco ... Tyrone
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Elizabeth McIntyre
Laila Robins ... Doctor Tynan
Julie Ann Emery ... Doctor Lewis
Eisa Davis ... Therapist
Michael Kincade Michael Kincade ... Detective Roberts (as Mike Lubik)
C.J. Williams C.J. Williams ... Detective Abrams
Vince Jolivette ... Edward
Samantha Sherman ... Natasha
Britt Lower ... Kathleen
Clem Cheung ... Chinese Man
Edit

Storyline

A playwright(Ryder) who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality. Written by DemonMeister

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Obsession can blur the lines of reality.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2013 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Carta See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jay Anania heads the directing program at the graduate film school at New York University and is one of James Franco's teachers. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Martine: I'm not sure I know how it began. But in the midst of a life that I now barely remember, in the midst of those now-forgotten New York days and nights, something happened. I believe it's all true. But it started with a dream.
See more »

Connections

References Black Swan (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Six Note Progression
Written and Performed by Ty Anania
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Yes, a movie that makes you think
30 October 2012 | by faithisagoodthingSee all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for this movie on YouTube, I like many thought are you joking.

The quality of the trailer was shockingly bad but I was still intrigued because I loved James Franco's work and as well as a welcome return in a leading role by Winona Ryder, since I have been a fan of her work for many years.

Though, as it has already been stated, this movie is not to everyone's taste, but I'm not sure why this movie has such a low rating either? When you actually watch the movie, the quality seems to be alright.

Yes, it has extremely complex levels of dreams by Winona's character (Martine), yet still very much entertaining. I thought the whole cast acted strongly and were great.

It kind of reminded me somewhat of elements of Black Swan, Inception and Francophrenia especially in terms of levels.

Sometimes, people classify movies as bad, if they can't breakdown the story quickly but I still felt the character's were warm.

However, I appreciate a movie that makes you think, and if a repeat viewing is necessary then why not? Anyway, I don't really want to give any spoilers away but I do think more people should view this movie and form their own opinions on the conclusion.

It's actually not the worst movie you could ever see and I enjoyed it but maybe, I'm biased because I love James and Winona. Seriously, it deserves a higher rating.


14 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed