THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER
Director: Augustine Frizzell
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Callum Turner, Felicity Jones, Nabhaan Rizwan, Joe Alwyn
There’s something about settling in for a sweeping romantic drama hoping that it takes your breath away. That’s the goal for the new Netflix weeper, The Last Letter from Your Lover. Author Jojo Moyes is no stranger for taking readers on a ride. Her latest page to screen adaptation spans decades thanks old fashioned, long form love letters. It’s London 1965 and Shailene Woodley’s Jennifer Stirling seems a bit unhappy in her new life with her husband. It’s the stuffy and privileged life she isn’t accustomed to. When a journalist played by Callum Turner comes to do a piece on her husband, she becomes smitten with him. A love affair transpires with secret meetups, love letters, and tragedy. In present day, Felicity Jones plays Ellie, a journalist for the Sunday Chronicle newspaper who sets out to write a piece on Jennifer Stirling. Her research leads to boxes of these love letters unraveling this mysterious affair. She becomes obsessed with putting the pieces together of what exactly happened to Jennifer, her husband, and this rugged journalist.
Here’s my review
And check out my interviews with the cast, Augustine Frizzell, and Jojo Moyes