Der Liebesbrief (TV Movie 1998)

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Der Liebesbrief: Directed by Dan Curtis. With Campbell Scott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Dukes, Estelle Parsons. 20th century computer games designer Scott exchanges love letters with 19th century poet Elizabeth Whitcomb through an antique desk that can make letters travel through time.

“When I first watched the trailer, I thought this would be a pretty brainless movie. Given the premise, I thought Iu0026#39;d enjoy a couple of violent shenanigans and feel content with simply that. Unfortunately, Mom and Dad fail to deliver any ending, which leaves even the most uncomplicated movie a confusing mess.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe strong start really leaves you excited for the rest of the movie, showcasing this strange parent uprising pretty damn well for the first few minutes of the movie. This ultimately falls short when the scope of this apocalypse is condensed into one single family. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAdmittedly, that would have been a fine idea – but at the end of the movie, I felt like I wanted more. With such an original concept, youu0026#39;d imagine that theyu0026#39;d have more scenes that portrayed this apocalypse outside the breadth of the single family. Unfortunately, they failed to deliver anything substantial.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eEven when the setting was shifted to the one family, I felt more engaged pointing out the plot holes than I did actually enjoying the film. Even though this movie is supposed to be nothing more than a murderous blur, I didnu0026#39;t really feel invested with the movie as it went along.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIn other words, it became predictable as it went along.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe only thing that gave me hope was the ending. I was really excited to see how they would wrap this one up. They even hinted at things throughout the plot, like the television static and the unusual ringing. But this was to no avail. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAt the end of the movie, I felt disappointed. I came in wanting some mindless, original savagery. What I got was a somewhat intriguing killing spree affixed to an incredibly underwhelming plot, which left much more to be desired.”


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