I like a good old-fashioned love story as much as the next person, but Netflix’s “The Last Letter From Your Lover” misses the mark on multiple occasions, despite a good cast. Felicity Jones is wasted as an ambitious journalist who discovers a pile of love letters from 1965, which leads her to investigate the mystery at the center of this forbidden love. The movie borrows a lot from such classic love stories as “Brief Encounter” and “An Affair To Remember”, especially when we go back in time to learn more about these characters. Shailene Woodley is good as the married woman who falls for another man. And the film is well-shot, but there’s never a sense that we’re watching something special, or at least memorable. If you’re curious about it, it’s still an entirely watchable film. But just know that you may or may not remember it the next day.
Categories: 2/4, drama, romance, The Twenty-First Century
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