Under the Tuscan Sun

2003

Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

60
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 62%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 79%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 40726

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Elden Henson as Author
Diane Lane as Frances
Kate Walsh as Grace
Sandra Oh as Patti
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mirkobozic 3 / 10

A festival of stereotypes

"Under the Tuscan Sun" is a cheesy flick about Diane Lane's recovery from a divorce trauma by moving to a small town in Tuscany and restoring a local house, creating a liberal oasis within a conservative community. Regarding the movie, it's hard to say where to start. You got all your Italian stereotypes neatly lined up as if on a museum shelf: the beautiful scenery (every scene is a postcard), the food (it seems every grandma is a Michelin- star chef in this country), the uber-conservative town (just because you're a Catholic doesn't imply you're not open-minded), the gorgeous men who are just after flings (if you walk into any place filled with locals you're more likely to run into average-built or stocky people), and on and on. Apart from trying to spice things up a bit, the reason for including Sandra Oh's pregnant lesbian is beyond me.

And if this is not cheesy enough for you, Lane ends up with an American writer (who just happens to earn so much money he can show up at your villa in Italy at any time), after the director has given minimum time to actually elaborate the development of the relationship. We don't see any downsides of living in Italy, like the horrible bureaucracy and public service, the bankrupt economy of the South or treatment of minorities. This way, it seems as if the Italian Ministry of Tourism paid for a Hollywood production-style ad campaign for Tuscany. As we all know that Lane is capable to pull of serious roles, this should be treated primarily as eye-candy, since it's disappointing in all other categories.

Reviewed by qenushilupi 10 / 10

Like a fairy tale

WARNING:SPOILERS I have seen this movie many years ago and I re watched it recently.The second time around my reaction to it was different.This movie is like a a fairy tale.It has a good ending because Frances was lucky.I like how the story is crafted.Every event and person pushes Frances to her new destiny. She takes risks and builds a new life in Italy.The fact she did't end up with Marcelo worked well with me. It was not meant to be. From what I know there are two houses named Bramasole in Cortona, the one the author of the book lives and the other one used for the movie. Interesting, feel-good movie. Probably the next step for me is to read the book.

Reviewed by Hitchcoc 6 / 10

Some Pretty Sharp Commentary

I try to write a little on every film I see. My sister recommended this to me and so my wife and I watched it. The hard thing for me is the self-indulgent rich person who is searching for herself, trying to get herself moving forward after her ex- done her in. She has so much money that she can do just about anything she wants. I never found a connection to any of the people in this film, partly because we are so unalike and partly because I felt they didn't deserve much attention. It's hard to pull for character who are rolling through life, feasting on what is there. I do admit that this part of Italy is gorgeous. The cinematographer did a marvelous job of producing images of sun and architecture and all that this part of the world has to offer. After I saw the film, however, I had to think hard to remember what happened.

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