The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Tonight’s TV -

Roger Green­berg (Ben Stiller) is a 40-yearold mal­con­tent who walked away from a record­ing con­tract and po­ten­tial fame and for­tune with his band, Magic Marker. He gave up ev­ery­thing to be­come a car­pen­ter – a use­ful trade to smooth out the rough edges of Stiller’s wooden per­for­mance. Roger moves tem­po­rar­ily to Los An­ge­les to house-sit for his brother Phillip (Chris Messina) and keep an eye on the fam­ily dog, a gor­geous Ger­man Shep­herd named Mahler. Phillip’s per­sonal as­sis­tant, who is still raw from a re­cent break-up, pops in ev­ery day to run er­rands and tend to the mutt. She is strangely drawn to Roger and the pair be­gin an off-on-off-on-off ro­mance that does both of them more emo­tional dam­age than good.

Writer So­phie (Amanda Seyfried) is poised to marry chef Vic­tor (Gale Gar­cia Ber­nal). They em­bark on a trip to Italy. She vis­its Juliet’s fa­mous bal­cony and is sur­prised to see dozens of tourists pen­ning letters to the ill-fated Ca­pulet. A group of women known as the sec­re­taries of Juliet col­lect the mis­sives and re­ply to these love-sick strangers. So­phie of­fers to help and stum­bles upon a long-lost note which de­mands her words of wis­dom. The Amer­i­can is shocked when a snooty man ar­rives in Verona to be­rate the sec­re­taries for en­cour­ag­ing his grand­mother to seek out her soul mate from all those years ago.

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