In this romantic fantasy based on the short story by Jack Finney, Scotty Corrigan (Campbell Scott) is a young man who is engaged to be married, but is having second thoughts about his upcoming wedding. Scotty buys an antique desk and -- hidden in a secret compartment -- he finds a letter from a woman named Elizabeth Whitcomb (Jennifer Jason Leigh), who lived during the 19th century. Fascinated by the letter, Scotty writes her a reply, using antique writing materials, and is shocked when he receives a reply -- somehow he's been able to communicate with her through time, and they begin a correspondence that spans a century and a half. It turns out that Elizabeth is also pledged to marry, but she does not love her fiancée, and a romance begins to blossom through the mail and across time. The Love Letter was produced for the television anthology series The Hallmark Hall of Fame. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
I have seen this film several times and now I will write a review...it was splendid
in every dimension..no pun intended...delving into the past via a secret
antique desk compartment just adds to the allure of this delicate drama...Scott
and Leigh do immense justice to their respective rolls...I wouldn't use Sci Fi
and fantasy to categorize this film..it portrays far greater dimensional character
and leaves the viewer full of the same emotions that characterize this piece.41/2
stars!! PS Like all Hallmark Films...