From director Augustine Frizzell comes an epic romantic drama starring Shailene Woodley, Joe Alwyn, Callum Turner and Felicity Jones.
Based on Jojo Moyes' 2011 novel of the same name, the movie is set in two distinct time periods and follows the interwoven stories of two women – a 1960s housewife and modern-day journalist, Ellie Haworth and how both of them become intrigued by a letter they accidentally discover.
So what is The Last Letter From Your Lover all about, and more importantly, is it worth watching??
What Is The Last Letter From Your Lover About?
Ellie (Felicity Jones) is a determined and ambitious journalist working for a London newspaper. While assigned to write an article about a mysterious love affair from the past, Ellie stumbles upon a bundle of forgotten love letters in the newspaper's archives.
Intrigued by the passionate and clandestine correspondence, she becomes invested in uncovering the truth behind the letters.
As Ellie delves deeper into the letters, the story transports us to the late 1960s, where we meet Jennifer Stirling (Shailene Woodley), a wealthy and unhappy socialite.
Jennifer leads an empty existence, trapped in a loveless marriage with Laurence (Joe Alwyn), a controlling and emotionally distant husband.
One fateful day, Jennifer encounters Anthony O'Hare (Callum Turner), a handsome and free-spirited journalist, at a party. Their connection is instant and undeniable.
Over time, a passionate love affair blossoms between Jennifer and Anthony, and they share stolen moments filled with joy and genuine affection.
However, their secret romance comes to an abrupt halt when a tragic car accident leaves Jennifer with amnesia. Unable to recall her affair with Anthony, Jennifer is left with a feeling of longing and confusion.
Laurence, seizing the opportunity, takes advantage of her memory loss, manipulating her into believing they had a loving relationship.
In the present day, Ellie becomes increasingly invested in Jennifer and Anthony's story, even though she is facing her own relationship struggles.
She embarks on a journey to find the truth about the lovers from the past, hoping to uncover what happened to their relationship and whether they ever reunited.
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Is The Last Letter From Your Lover Worth Watching?
Like any movie, this will have an audience. So if you love sweeping romantic dramas, then this is for you.
It is a captivating and emotional story that combines the romance of secret love letters with mystery and nostalgia. The performances by the talented cast, including Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, and Callum Turner, are compelling and bring depth to the characters they portray.
The film beautifully weaves together two interconnected narratives set in different time periods, allowing the audience to immerse themselves in both the past and the present.
The love story between Jennifer and Anthony in the 1960s is filled with passion and forbidden romance, while Ellie's journey to uncover their story adds a sense of intrigue and discovery.
Exploring themes of love, sacrifice, and the power of memory, The Last Letter From Your Lover delves into the complexities of relationships and the consequences of choices made in the name of love.
From joy to heartbreak, it is not only deeply engaging, but a treat for the eyes, capturing the elegance and style of the 1960s while contrasting it with the contemporary setting. Props to costume designer Anna Robbins for doing such an excellent job!
Whether you are a fan of romantic dramas or simply enjoy well-crafted stories with compelling characters, The Last Letter from Your Lover is a rich and satisfying viewing experience.
It reminds us of the enduring power of love and the impact it can have on our lives, leaving viewers with a sense of hope and appreciation for the connections we forge.
Felicity Jones as Ellie Haworth, a young journalist who uncovers a series of love letters in the archives in present-day London
Nabhaan Rizwan as Rory McCallan, an earnest and endearing archivist who is a colleague of Haworth
Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies) as Jennifer Stirling, a socialite in the 1960s who has a perfect life with Diana Kent as older Jennifer Stirling
Callum Turner as Anthony O'Hare, a financial journalist who is writing a story about Laurence in the 1960s with Ben Cross as older Anthony O'Hare
Joe Alwyn as Laurence Stirling, the husband of Jennifer Stirling in the 1960s who is a successful but stern industrialist
Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education) as Nick, a co-worker of Haworth
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