History shows that we are all suckers for a romantic tale – particularly those where two long-lost lovers are reunited after decades of being apart. The Notebook anyone? And while these classic films never truly lose their charm; it feels like we're now well-overdue for a fresh take on this timeless love story. Arriving to our screens at the perfect time is the latest Netflix film The Last Letter From Your Lover – and with just one look, we know this will become one of the greats.
Based off the best-selling novel of the same name by author Jojo Moyes, the Netflix adaptation follows a young journalist who discovers old letters between two star-crossed lovers. A true romantic and investigative in by nature, she becomes obsessed with finding out how their love story ends. What makes these letters even more intriguing is that they detail a forbidden affair between the two soulmates; which is sure to keep you captivated the whole way through.
If this sounds like thew type of content your next Friday movie night could benefit from, find all the details below.
What is The Last Letter From Your Lover about?
As mentioned above, the film is an adaptation of Moyers' 2008 novel, follows Jennifer; the wife of an incredibly wealthy and powerful industrialist named Laurence. After a terrible accident that causes her to lose her memory, Jennifer sets out on a mission to piece her life back together. Through the process, uncovering love letters she had exchanged during an illicit romance in the 1960s. But despite her longing to relive the life she once dreamt of leading, it's through the help of journalist Ellie who brings the pieces together.
Here's the film's official synopsis; "Jennifer's story becomes intertwined with that of Ellie, a whip-smart journalist in contemporary London, who discovers and becomes enthralled by these love letters from a bygone era."
Who has been cast in the film?
There's no question that a stellar film like The Last Letter From Your Lover deserves an impressive cast list. Shailene Woodley will take on the role of Jennifer Stirling; while Callum Turner plays her forbidden lover Anthony O'Hare. Alongside the pair is Joe Alwyn as Jennifer's husband; Felicity Jones as Ellie Haworth; Nabhaan Rizwan as archivist, Rory; and Emma Appleton as Hannah.
When will The Last Letter From Your Lover be available to watch on Netflix?
If the film already has you enthralled in Jennifer and Anthony's love story, you won't have to wait too much longer to find out how it all ends. The Last Letter From Your Lover will premiere on Netflix on July 23, 2021. Until then, you can watch the official trailer as many times as your heart desires.