anonymous wrote:Big Magilla wrote:Vanessa Redgrave nominated in Supporting Actress for Letters to Juliet - probably not going to happen, but if it does... :laugh:
I find your championing of her quite endearing. It almost makes me want to check out the film.
The main romantic triangle involving Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan and Gael Garcia Bernal is a bit formulaic, but not uninvolving. It's the subplot, however, that makes it interesting as it echoes Redgrave's real life romance with Franco Nero. Too bad they didn't tell their real life story, which would be even more fascinating.
The two became lovers on the set of Camelot, had a child 40 years ago and stayed together for some years, eventually drifting apart. They were reunited at Natasha Richardson's wedding to Liam Neeson when Natasha asked Franco to give her away. They married a few years ago when Vanessa was 69 and Franco was 65.
I have somewhat of a personal connection to the film in that one of the tourists on my recent trip to Italy had a letter to Juliet she brought from her nine year-old actress/singer granddaughter in Houston wanting to know if the boy she was in a play with was "the one". I read both the letter and the answer from the "friend" of Juliet who responded to her.