Taglines: Sometimes it’s right to do the wrong thing.
Anna Winter is a young woman who discovers her mother had an affair with a married man for 15 years, so she starts her own affair with a married man. Anna works for a San Francisco public radio station. She often must care for her alcoholic father and comply with his many demands. When she finds love letters, revealing her mother’s longtime involvement with someone else, Anna develops a romantic notion of the idea as something suitable for herself.
She meets a photographer, Oliver Andrews, who is happily married and a father. Their physical attraction is immediate and they begin a torrid affair, but Oliver cautions her from the start that he has no intention of leaving his family. Anna has no objection, enjoying the sex and intimacy for the time being, until feelings develop and she begins to desire a permanent relationship, intruding on Oliver’s privacy in the process, with unhappy consequences for all.
Love Letters is a 1984 American romantic drama film starring Jamie Lee Curtis. The film is directed by Amy Holden Jones which Roger Corman agreed to finance following her success with The Slumber Party Massacre (1982).
Love Letters (1984)
Directed by: Amy Holden Jones
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Bonnie Bartlett, Matt Clark, James Keach, Amy Madigan, Brian Wood, Phil Coccioletti, Sally Kirkland
Screenplay by: Amy Holden Jones
Production Design by: Jeannine Oppewall
Cinematography by: Alec Hirschfeld
Film Editing by: Wendy Greene Bricmont
Costume Design by: Sarah Bardo
Art Direction by: David Brisbin
Music by: Ralph Jones
Distributed by: New World Pictures
Release Date: April 27, 1984