For hopeless romantics who believe in eternal love at first sight and who stand the test of time, with The Last Love Letter, Felicity Jones (theory of everything, evil one) and Shailene Woodley (descendants), it will be a punch ending with a snot out.
Skeptical in love affairs, refrain.
If the phrase with which director Augustine Frizzell chose to open his film is taken from “Darling, I don’t live when I’m not with you”. goodbye to guns, by Ernest Hemingway, which is heard from now on comes with notice, and includes the sweetener: “I will love you so much that it will eat me up.”
Shailene Woodley and Callum Turner: Forbidden Love in the ’60s. netflix photo
“My heart swells.”
“Take advantage of that which is real, true and infinite.”
“You lost me, but you were not lost.”
And we can go to infinity and beyond.
Based on best seller
The film is based on a best seller that has sold 3 million copies and has been translated into 33 languages. Its author is Jojo Moyes. me before you, which was also a movie with Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, and the story doesn’t save back and forth.
The plot follows two timelines, one in 1965 and the other in the present, both in London. One from the past (which runs backwards along the French Riviera and further afield) stars Jennifer Sterling, the young wife of an autocratic and British young businessman like her.
The second focuses on Allie, the journalist who creates Felicity Jones, who is on the back of the title card.
And as in the most straightforward title in the original your boyfriend’s last letter, is a forbidden love.
Of course, without email or WhatsApp, communication between Jenny and Anthony is somewhat distant, and allows us to understand why Jenny is always late everywhere.
Andrew is currently a journalist like Ellie, and meets Jenny when she goes to interview her husband on the French Riviera. Yes, there, in a mansion with spacious terraces, sun loungers with ocean views, beautiful sunsets.
There he meets her.
The letters in question by Ellie are found almost fifty years later, when the diary file London Chronicle I was looking for material for a note. what were they doing there?
“The difference between passionate love and companionship, I had never seen it like this,” his article praises the collection’s manager, Ellie, with whom – we know immediately – is about to fall in love (and vice versa). Ellie has a crush on him, like Jenny in her time.
The problem is that Jenny doesn’t remember anything in 1965. She returns home from the hospital with a bruise on her left cheek, and can’t even remember her husband’s name. “Why don’t we have kids?” She curiously asks a friend. “Because your husband travels a lot,” she explains.
So in this torn love story everything is difficult, forbidden, but soon the lakes will be as clear as water.
Filmmaker Augustine Friezel, who directed the pilot for excitement and long never go back, launched in this story full of mystery, suspense and betrayal, but all told as a soap opera de luxe.
Because everything looks flawless (the costume is designed by Anna Robbins, from downtown Abbey, with Shailene it looks like Grace Kelly, or Jacqueline Kennedy; This photo is of George Steele, a . is responsible for lighting the first season of peaky blinders)
Neither Felicity Jones nor Shailene Woodley (both of whom are also listed as executive producers for the film) are too disorganized or not to reach the interpretive level we knew them to be.
It doesn’t matter, because they don’t shy away when they have to say what the script tells them, and you can have a pleasant time at home, from the comfort of your chair, with coffee. not anymore.
“Last Love Letter”
Romantic Drama. UK/US, 2021. original title: your boyfriend’s last letter. 110′, Sam 13. Of: Augustine Frizzell. With: Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Callum Turner. available in: Netflix.