5 days ago
A pair of interwoven stories set in the present and past, Last Letter from Your Lover follows Ellie Haworth (Felicity Jones), an ambitious journalist who discovers a trove of secret love letters from 1965 and becomes determined to solve the mystery of the forbidden affair at their center. As she uncovers the story behind Jennifer Stirling (Shailene Woodley), the wife of a wealthy industrialist, and Anthony O’Hare (Callum Turner) the financial journalist assigned to cover him, a love story of Ellie’s own begins to unfold with the assistance of an earnest and endearing archivist (Nabhaan Rizwan) who helps her track down more letters. [Netflix]
The film tried to convince us of the virtues, noble passions and tragedies of romantic love but it's false, forced, too fast to like and find a foundation. It looks amazing on a visual level, but it lacks script strength.