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WEEKEND POTPOURRI: LOVE LETTERS — THE LOST ART — A MOVIE REVIEW

In this era of text messaging and e-mails, a movie about a letter seems quaint. Charmingly so. And a letter from a secret admirer that sets off a chain-mail reaction amongst teens and adults in one Southern California neighborhood sets the tone for a feel-good flick.

I first saw Secret Admirer (Widescreen Edition) in the 1980s when it came out and watched it over and over with my teens.

Seeing it again in a time when letter writing is a lost art underscores how romance can also seem out of reach in a highly technological age.

Kelly Preston totally inhabits the role of self-absorbed teen Deborah Anne, while Lori Loughlin very effectively portrays the girl next door. C. Thomas Howell made me laugh as he bumbled along, chasing after the beautiful Deborah Anne, when his heart really belongs to his best friend.

A fun movie with lots of nostalgic moments made for a pleasant afternoon of viewing. Four stars.

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Now that I’m on a nostalgic kick, who knows what I’ll grab next?  Pretty in Pink?  St. Elmo’s Fire?

What do you think of these oldies?

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4 thoughts on “WEEKEND POTPOURRI: LOVE LETTERS — THE LOST ART — A MOVIE REVIEW”

    1. This one came out in 1985, and for whatever reason, it caught on with my kids (the oldest two were teens); so we saw it several times. In the VHS format, of course.

      Thanks for stopping by, Patty.

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    1. Oh, me, too, Patty! The music alone, plus all the scenes in Georgetown were my favorite things. The dialogue was funny, too.

      My granddaughter and I were getting ready to enjoy an 80s Movie Marathon one weekend, as she’d never seen these films; so we had this one in the player, had watched about 15 minutes of it, and the power went out! That hardly ever happens here!!

      Two hours later, when it was back on, we decided to wait. I’m still waiting for her to be in the mood again when she comes over. lol

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