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Under the Tuscan Sun

6.71 h 52 min2003X-RayPG-13
San Francisco writer Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) travels to Italy and impulsively buys an aging, but very charming, villa. She finds herself immersed in a life-changing adventure.
Audrey Wells
Diane LaneSandra OhLindsay Duncan
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Raoul Bova
Sandy KroopfTom SternbergLaura Fattori
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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Caroline RushbyReviewed in the United States on November 25, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of my favorite films
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Some years ago, I was not feeling quite myself and my sister said: "you love movies, don't you?" I replied: "yes, you know I do", then she mentioned "Have you seen Under the Tuscan Sun" and I said 'No'. My sister said, this movie is so good it will make you forget bad things and think about solutions to some of the things that keep you awake at night. I had nothing to lose to I watched it many years ago. It has become one of my favorites and I hope I live long enough to travel to Italy and visit all the places that appear in this movie. The story is well written, the cast is fabulous and the scenery breathtaking; there is also a morale to the story which will go along the lines of 'when a door closes a window opens' kind of thing. This is the perfect thing to watch when you come home after a difficult or long day or you just want to chill out without watching too much violence, profanity or other stuff that tends to be a little over the top when one is tired. Diane Lane is incredible in this movie and I like the house. I am not writing more because I don't like to spoil the fun of giving the entire plot in a review. Trust it does become one of your favorites too. Enjoy!
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Amazon MemberReviewed in the United States on October 31, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
No Good
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If you're a Christian family this is not the movie for you. First five minutes have numerous crude humor remarks, a lesbian couple, etc.
36 people found this helpful
T. IvanovaReviewed in the United States on January 13, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
My #1 Go To Movie
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A moment of silence for the beauty and talent of Diane Lane. Ugh. I adore her. This movie was perfect her and I watch it frequently. It is background noise while I vacuum and mop. It's a realistic story with identifiable characters and issues so many people face.

To find yourself divorced after so many years must be life changing in itself, but add to that The Other Woman.....pregnant! Her following adventure may be set in Italy, but it's a journey I am empathetic to.

Love this. Laugh. Cry. Lose yourself in her life and come back home rejoicing for her.
41 people found this helpful
E. LeeReviewed in the United States on July 18, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing like the book
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I loved this book. A husband and wife embarking on the adventure of discovering a new life and new friends in a new country. Aside from the house, the three Polish guys and a very brief celebration of the culinary delights of learning to cook Tuscan-style, this movie was NOTHING like the book. Hollywood hijacked a perfectly wonderful narrative and shoved every cliche they could think of into this saccharine storyline.
18 people found this helpful
Christopher BarrettReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Really great, fun, Tuscan movie - not just a chick flick!
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It's very different than the book, but it's still a great movie! Actually watched it while having pizza and Brunello in our hotel room in Florence (needed a brief respite from being on the go!)

Pretty fun movie that is great for that 'vacation' feel you get in this type of movie. I love it, and I am a pretty average guy, willing to like movies that others consider 'chick flicks'. Which I feel is a demeaning label.
46 people found this helpful
Peter JonesReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Soapy cliché
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The Italians surrounding the Ferrari, the German couple called 'fascists' by the elderly italian lady.
I don't even know who is worse, the third class actors, fourth class writer or the director who produces such garbage.
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A little of this; a lot of that!Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this movie! Going through a divorce & love Italy this is my present movie!
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Diane Ladd is wonderful. The only thing (silly me) that bothers me is she is wearing brown contact lenses. I guess green eyes and honey colored hair would be too glamorous, she wanted to come off as a writer/critic. Well the movie itself is somewhat a rehash of other movies on women going to Italy as an adventure seeking a new life, perhaps love. But the actors are all so good. And it is a sad, happy, fun, emotional movie. That I believe is a must for any woman in today's world going through a divorce. Afterall, much more involved in divorces today as far as finances, opportunities for women (growth, cultural acceptance). And also, watch the movie from beginning to end. A lot to learn about life itself! Love it!
15 people found this helpful
D. ClarkReviewed in the United States on April 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie!
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This movie is so much more than a "chick flick." It taps into a key life challenge of reconciling what we thought our life was going to look like, the reality of how it turns out, and recognizing that one can always gain what you truly want if you keep your eyes open to the different forms it comes in. The characters are wonderful and diverse with the whole movie bringing you along for a lighthearted exploration of when one woman decides to be bold and go way outside her comfort zone.
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