La Lettre
La Lettre (1999)

Noted French screenwriter Daniele Thompson makes her directorial debut with this lighthearted romantic comedy. After the December 21st funeral of Yvette's (Francoise Fabian) second husband, she is consoled by the three daughters from… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 24, 2002
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Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News

There's little originality.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

The tone is light, the Michel Legrand music is high in calories and the result is a very handsome, well-appointed soap opera.

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Phil Hall
Daily-Reviews

Christmas with a dysfunctional family, French-style.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Elegantly folds together multiple storylines ... into a confection that is ultimately better because of its bitterness.

Amy Taubin
Village Voice

Thompson keeps her focus (and ours) on the actors, most of whom have never been as luminous as they are here.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

A very staid drama with no sense of irony.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Sparklingly acted by a fine ensemble cast.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

This holiday treat of a movie is hard to resist.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Takes familiar material and gives it texture, subtlety and refinement.

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