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Under the Tuscan Sun Movie Review Summary

Actors: Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan, Raoul Bova, Vincent Riotta

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A writer and her husband get a divorce. She becomes lonely so her friend sends her on a tour of Tuscany. She really likes it their, so she buys a villa in a small town. She meets several people and gradually becomes more happy. She also meets an italian man whom she falls in love with, but things become complicated with the fact that they live in different parts of Italy.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer




Frances Mayes has just been dumped by her husband for another woman, and he's taken her house. Two of her friends send her on a tour of Tuscany to get away for awhile and maybe get over her divorce. While there, Frances falls in love with a Tuscan villa that is falling apart, and buys it on a whim. The film follows her and the house's progress as they are both transformed from wrecks to masterpieces. In the end, Frances finally writes the book she always wanted to, "Under the Tuscan Sun".
The review of this Movie prepared by Amanda Goodwin




35-year-old San Francisco writer and reviewer Frances (Lane) has been experiencing writer's block. Her life seems ideal otherwise, but suddenly her husband wants a divorce and pays her off to keep the house for himself and his new companion. Friends of Frances gift her with a tour of Italy as a break, and she impulsively buys a run-down villa in Tuscany. She gets to know the locals and their ways, especially Martini, a friendly real-estate agent who has a crush on her (Riotta), and Katherine, a worldly sophisticate who is multi-lingual and very open-minded (Duncan). Although this 2003 movie has almost nothing in common with the bestseller from which it took its name and the name of its author-heroine, and it is a fairly quotidian romantic comedy, both Lane and the Tuscan countryside are a delight to behold.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Italian Woman/class/friends story?    -   woman's story

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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