Another Dumb Netflix Romance

Yeah…  I should have known this would be a cookie-cutter romance movie. But for some reason, I hoped Shailene Woodley (as Jennifer Stirling), who has surprised me with interesting roles like Lindsay Mills in Snowden and one of the better performances in the 2010s Young Adult dystopian novel adaptation surge in Divergent, would elevate Netflix’s newest heterosexual romance beyond the standard and sub-par exemplars of the genre. She was okay, even good—as was Felicity Jones as Ellie Haworth—but their performances do too little to ameliorate The Last Letter From Your Lover from the wounds of tropes and conventions.

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