The Love Letter

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Overview

Helen Kate Capshaw runs a bookstore in Loblolly By The Sea, a small fishing community in New England where everyone seems to know everyone else's business. A 42-year-old single mother, she is emotionally distant and fearful of getting too close to anyone. George Tom Selleck has known Helen since they were schoolmates, and he's been in love with her for ages, but has always settled for just being her friend. Convinced she wasn't interested in him, he married another woman years ago. Helen also has another secret ...
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Overview

Helen Kate Capshaw runs a bookstore in Loblolly By The Sea, a small fishing community in New England where everyone seems to know everyone else's business. A 42-year-old single mother, she is emotionally distant and fearful of getting too close to anyone. George Tom Selleck has known Helen since they were schoolmates, and he's been in love with her for ages, but has always settled for just being her friend. Convinced she wasn't interested in him, he married another woman years ago. Helen also has another secret admirer, Johnny Tom Everett Scott, who isn't at all put off by the fact that Helen is twice his age. Johnny, however, is currently occupied with Jennifer Julianne Nicholson, a fellow student who also works at the bookstore and is crazy about him. Into this tangled web of unrequited love comes an amorous letter that Helen finds in the store one day. The letter bears no signature and no address; it's at once passionate and oblique, fervent and cryptic. It's very interesting stuff. So who wrote it? And to whom was the writer planning to send it? Before long, the letter has made its way through this circle, and everyone has an idea or a hope of who their secret love is, although no one knows for sure or just how to find out. The Love Letter marked the American debut of director Peter Ho-Sun Chan, who enjoyed success in Hong Kong with Comrades: Almost A Love Story and He's A Woman, She's A Man. The supporting cast includes Ellen DeGeneres, Blythe Danner, and Gloria Stuart. The Love Letter may be best remembered as the only major studio film to open the same week as Star Wars: Episode One -- The Phantom Menace.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929313532
  • Original Release: 1999
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,783

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kate Capshaw Helen
Blythe Danner Lillian
Tom Selleck George
Ellen DeGeneres Janet
Tom Everett Scott Johnny
Geraldine McEwan Miss Scattergoods
Julianne Nicholson Jennifer
Gloria Stuart Eleanor
Bill Buell Officer Dan
Alice Drummond Postal Clerk
Technical Credits
Peter Chan Director
Luis Enriquez Bacalov Score Composer
Jacqueline Cambas Editor
Kate Capshaw Producer
Tracy Doyle Set Decoration/Design
Mali Finn Casting
Beau Flynn Executive Producer
Andrew Jackness Production Designer
Karen Koch Co-producer
Maria Maggenti Screenwriter
Sarah Pillsbury Producer
John Pritchett Sound/Sound Designer
Tami Reiker Cinematographer
Midge Sanford Producer
Stefan Simchowitz Executive Producer
Tracy Tynan Costumes/Costume Designer
Mary Ellen Woods Asst. Director
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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Index
1. Prague Is All Pink (Main Titles) [4:55]
2. Emergency Call [5:05]
3. Stuck Between The Cushions [3:28]
4. I'm On Fire And I Know It [3:12]
5. Reckless Town [5:15]
6. Epistolary Relationship [2:07]
7. Fireworks [3:47]
8. 'Cause You Smell' [5:37]
9. Anything For You, Janet [6:26]
10. Field Trip [5:34]
11. You Have A Nice Shaped Head [6:08]
12. The Opera Awaits [4:45]
13. Postcards [5:09]
14. Your Grandma Has A Moving Man [3:55]
15. Very French Affair [3:47]
16. Whoever Wrote It [4:19]
17. A Story About Us [4:05]
18. Imagine Being In Love [3:51]
19. You Got It Right [3:09]
20. End Credits [2:34]
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Menu

Side #1
   Play
   Special Features
      From The Cutting Floor
         Helen's Stop Sign
         Johnny & Miss Scattergoods -The One On
         When Was Your First Time
         Bigger Fires
         Heard You Were In The Dugout
         Grammar Point
         Letter To Helen
         Helen's Obsession With Driving
         Trio Picnic-Day
         Trio Picnic-Evening
         Janet Makes A Sale
      Theatrical Trailer
      Cast And Crew
         Kate Capshaw as Helen
         Blythe Danner as Lillian
         Ellen DeGeneres as Janet
         Geraldine McEwan as Miss Scattergoods
         Julianne Nicolson as Jennifer
         Tom Everett Scott as Johnny
         Tom Selleck as George
         Gloria Stewart as Eleanor
         Director Peter Ho-Son Chan
      Production Notes
   Subtitles
   Audio
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  • Posted April 24, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    Okay

    The setting was nice, the bookstore, etc. Story sounds alright. Might read the book. The movie was okay. The locations were good. Loved Ellen in this.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh I would like to live there in Lob Lolly........

    A sweet and kind twist with funny people and beautiful views.
    Always makes me smile when I watch it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    very cleaver and well done

    This movie is cleaver and subtle in humor. It does not have the obvious 'laughs' but is well done and includes a cast that reminds us of the humor that lives in small towns across America.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Poorly Done

    I bought this video thinking it would be a great comedy. Though it has some comic elements, the overall plot is weak. The humor on the whole is very crude. The reactions to the unsigned love letter are so silly one wonders if the town really needed it in the first place for everyone to jump into bed together. The end did not even resolve the plot...it leaves you wondering... The redemption of the movie is a delightful performance by Juliane Nicholson. My suggestion: buy ''You've Got Mail.''

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