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Love Letters (1983)

Anna is a young woman who discovers her mother had an affair with a married man for 15 years, so she starts her own affair with a married man. She works for a Los Angeles public radio ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Anna
Bonnie Bartlett ... Maggie / Anna's mother
Matt Clark ... Chuck / Anna's father
James Keach ... Oliver / Anna's lover
Bud Cort ... Danny
Amy Madigan ... Wendy
Brian Wood Brian Wood ... Frank
Phil Coccioletti Phil Coccioletti ... Ralph Glass
Larry Cedar ... Jake
Michael Villella Michael Villella ... Oliver's client
Jeff Doucette ... Hippie #1
Sally Kirkland ... Hippie #2
Betsy Toll Betsy Toll ... Marcia Newell
Lyman Ward ... Morgan Crawford
Shelby Leverington ... Edith
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Storyline

Anna is a young woman who discovers her mother had an affair with a married man for 15 years, so she starts her own affair with a married man. She works for a Los Angeles public radio station. She often must care for her alcoholic father and comply with his many demands. When she finds love letters, revealing her mother's longtime involvement with someone else, she develops a romantic notion of the idea as something suitable for herself. She meets a photographer, Oliver, who is happily married and a father. Their physical attraction is immediate and they begin a torrid affair, but he cautions her from the start that he has no intention of leaving his family. She has no objection, enjoying the sex and intimacy for the time being, until feelings develop and she begins to desire a permanent relationship, intruding on his privacy in the process, with unhappy consequences for all. In the end she finally meets the man her mother had an affair with and she decides to take a job offer at a ... Written by lament

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes It's Right To Do the Wrong Thing.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Love Letters See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$550,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,269,990

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,269,990
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Millenium See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

After Anna is pulled from the bathroom crying, and she's lying in bed while Oliver sits on the edge of the bed explaining how he feels about his marriage, the boom mic keeps poking in from above. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jamie Lee Curtis/The Fixx (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Contrapunctus 1
by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
L.A. Saxophone Quartet
Protone Records
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Listed as a Thriller for lack of appropriate genre
13 January 2004 | by jeffcoatSee all my reviews

Jamie Lee Curtis looked great stretched across the bed. Her Lover looked appreciative, but the sight of the microphone at the top of the screen destroyed the illusion and any positive impression of the scene. Such lack of care left the entire production lifeless. IMDB lists this movie as a thriller, perhaps because it contains no adventure, action, romance, etc. Waiting for the "thriller" payoff was futile. Without a buildup to the central relationship of the movie, one is left wondering why it occurred. Although the primary difficulty in the relationship is anticipated at length, the encounter that resulted was lacking in tension and passed much too quickly.

If you are not a Jamie Lee Curtis fan you may not want to watch this.


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