My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Main characters: Scott Corrigan, Elizabeth Whitcomb, Caleb Denby
Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Fantasy (time travel)
Primary actors: Campbell Scott, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Filmmaker: Hallmark Hall of Fame
Length: 1 hr. 39 min.
Based (loosely) on: the short story by Jack Finney
Time period: 1860s, 1990s
Exciting Events: A biking accident resulting in a shortish coma, war at Gettysburg
Summary: During a shopping trip with his fiancée, Scott Corrigan purchases an intriguing antique desk. Later, as he cleans it, he finds a bundle of stationery and a love letter dated 1863, written by a Miss Elizabeth Whitcomb to a man only in her imagination. Fascinated, he composes a pretend reply to her letter. A few days later, he is convinced by his mother to write a real letter with authentic supplies, and send it at an old post office. Neither of them were prepared for the answer that appeared in the old desk…
My overall opinion: I really like this movie. I love the old-fashioned part of it – the costumes, the house, etc. And I love the sentimental/romantic song on the last half or so of the movie. Letters going through time seem more believable than people. It has some very sad parts – it never ceases to make me cry – but has a good enough ending to satisfy me. Some of my family find it a bit cheesy…but, it’s one of my favorites.
*Review by Melody*