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Certificate 15
Kate Capshaw
Tom Selleck
Ellen DeGeneres
Tom Everett Scott
Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Maria Maggenti
Running Time
87 minutes

The Love Letter
'Warm and lazy' drama in which a misplaced letter provokes lots of fruity confusion in a sweltering coastal town.

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Helen McFarquar (Capshaw), bookshop owner, discovers a crumpled sheet bearing words of heartfelt yearning. She can't decide whether it's from hunky fireman and old flame George (Selleck), or summer-jobbing college boy Johnny (Everett Scott). Then the letter slips out of her grasp, leading to multiple misunderstandings as Helen's co-workers find it and leap to conclusions.

A key performance by Capshaw adds an important chapter of believability and all bubbles away in a summery, flimsy but pleasant enough fashion.

Reviewed by Darren Bignell

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