It was a lazy Saturday afternoon, and I got pissed when a Chinese movie I want to watch at greatstufftv wasn't buffering fast to download. So I went out to the living room. And just when I thought I will get bored of watching Starmovie HD again, here comes this movie that almost jerked my tears to coming out – Letters to Juliet.
The story was inspired by a book of the same title. I don’t need to elaborate the plot of the story because it can be found in the Wikipedia or in its official website. But, here’s a copy of answer letter to Claire Smith, the character who wrote a letter to “Juliet” and waited 50 years for her true love to come true. This was written by Sophie, an aspiring American Writer who went to Verona, and it really hit me somewhere:
‘What’ and ‘if’, two words as non-threatening as words come. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: ‘What if?’
I don’t know how your story ended. But I know that if what you felt then was love – true love – then it’s never too late. If it was true then why wouldn’t it be true now? You need only the courage to follow your heart.
I don’t know what a love like that feels like, a love to leave loved ones for, a love to cross oceans for. But I’d like to believe if I ever felt it, I’d have the courage to seize it. I hope you had the courage to seize it, Claire. And if you didn’t, I hope one day that you will.
After hearing this read by Claire in the reception of her wedding, I don’t know how to react. Because the last time I followed by heart, my life has become miserable. Probably because it wasn’t what they called ‘true love’, and it was just something out of desperation to feel more similar to love`before I die. Nonetheless, I was convinced that true love is existent and that it will come or has come but I was too silly for holding back the time it arrived.
Well, the story was good. I hope more writers and directors will do more sensible movies like this. And for you out there who are just like me who almost don’t believe in love anymore, sometimes we have to remind ourselves to have faith. It is like a wind, we can’t see it but we believe it exist.
And as for me, well, I will get to have the courage to seize 'it' now. So, if you'll excuse me, I may now go to find someone to call a lover, ayah, ayah, ayahhaah! Any volunteer? :D xoxo
Sophie (Amanda Seyfried)