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• Shooting Locations
• USA: Sep 26, 2003
• UK: 26 Mar 2004
DVD Release Date
• R1: Feb 3, 2004
• R2: 3 Feb 2004
Under the Tuscan Sun Website
Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language.
1 hour, 53 minutes
Country USA, Italy
Studio Touchstone Pictures
More info on IMDb.com
• Under the Tuscan Sun
|Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy, Love, Law, Gay/Lesbian, Christmas|
Tagline: Life offers you a thousand chances ... all you have to do is take one.
Plot: The life of freshly divorced San Francisco writer Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) is about to take an unexpected but much needed upturn. Trying to shake Frances out of her lethargy and post-breakup funk, her friend Patti (Sandra Oh) offers Frances a gift that she hopes will do the trick: a ten day trip to Tuscany, in the heart of Italy. And right there, under the Tuscan sun, the unlikeliest thing happens: Frances impulsively buys a run-down villa named “Bramasole” – literally, “something that yearns for the sun” – and in so doing, plunges herself into a brand new life. As she embraces the local ways and devotes herself to the restoration of her new home, Frances finds herself forming close bonds with the people around her and slowly rediscovering the pleasures of laughter, friendship and romance. Even as she stumbles forward on her uncertain journey, one thing becomes clear: in life, there are second
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What is it about Diane Lane and the men who foolishly take her for granted? No matter, because it's starting to bring out the best in her. So book a trip to Italy and enjoy how Frances got her groove back.
--Robert Sims (Hollywood.com)
For a movie about moving to Italy and bedding a hot Italian stallion, this sterile fantasy is about as sexy as a rusty olive oil can.
--Stephanie Zacharek (Salon)
Going to see "Under The Tuscan Sun," starring Diane Lane, is the next best thing to actually traveling to that glorious, sun-drenched part of northern Italy.
--Paul Clinton (CNN Showbiz)
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