Amanda Seyfried seems to be stuck in a rut with a recent string of bland romantic comedies in which she plays wide-eyed young women in pursuit of love, and nothing’s really changed with her latest film, Letters to Juliet
, a syrupy romantic comedy that takes a page from the ultimate love-story playbook, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
. But unlike the Elizabethan-era play, Letters
unfolds as a perfectly pleasant story that’s neither epic nor abysmal. Despite being set against inviting backdrops of aging villas and rolling countrysides, and being populated by charming locals, the story unfolds anticlimactically. The film starts off with a good premis...