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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 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 ... 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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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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wonderful made for TV movie- very rare
23 July 2006 | by sapphetSee all my reviews

I was staying in a hotel in Beijing and found only one English channel. This movie was on and I watched until the end.

My pillow was wet.

Most made for TV movies don't appeal to me. They are usually too dramatic. Especially the ones about someone with a terminal illness.They milk the sympathy as much as possible to the point where you can hardly wait for the sick person in question to hurry up and die. Sounds terrible, but they fill the entire three hours with as much sap as they possibly can.

Love Letters was NOT one of those movies. It was just a remarkably poignant movie about Love and friendship that pulls those heartstrings in a completely non-manipulative way.

It was surprisingly beautiful, but I never knew what it was called until now. I just remembered the guy from Wings.

I've searched for a few years and finally found it here.

Now if only I could see it again.


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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

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Marstar/Mandy Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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