The Love LetterMay 21, 1999
The power of words and images to open hearts. Helen runs, miles a day, to burn off energy: she's an emotional celibate…
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 5.2/10 (2,640 voted)
Stars: Kate Capshaw, Tom Everett Scott, Tom Selleck
The power of words and images to open hearts. Helen runs, miles a day, to burn off energy: she's an emotional celibate. Going through the post at her shop, she finds a romantic and poetic letter between the couch cushions, unsigned, and thinks it's for her. It melts her resistance to feelings, and soon she undertakes an affair with Johnny, a collegiate employee. (He sees the letter and thinks she wrote it to him; he quotes some of it, so she thinks he wrote it to her.) In the background are Helen's long-time friend, George, who loves her, and her mother who abruptly left on a long trip months' before. Discovering who actually wrote the letter brings insight and promise.
Writers: Cathleen Schine, Maria Maggenti
Tom Everett Scott
Margaret Ann Brady
Post Office Customer
No one knows who sent it. No one knows who it's for. But everyone's getting the same message.
Release Date: 21 May 1999
Filming Locations: Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $2,692,819
(23 May 1999)
(18 July 1999)
Johnny jumps in the ocean with his socks on but when he emerges seconds later his feet are bare
[George is about to fumigate a beehive]
*BE* careful! Get it?
Great Summer-y Movie
This film was panned by critics, all of whom were male.
This is a wonderful little film with fun, funny and realistic characters,
and an interesting, romantic story that will touch the inner romantic in
of us. It's not laugh-out-loud funny, but it is pleasant to watch these
characters interact and is very fun to watch.
And for the guys, Kate Capshaw isn't bad to look at, either.