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Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

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Release Date
• USA: Sep 26, 2003
• UK: 26 Mar 2004
DVD Release Date
• R1: Feb 3, 2004
• R2: 3 Feb 2004

Budget $18,000,000
BoxOffice: $43.5M

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MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language.

Running Time
1 hour, 53 minutes

Country USA, Italy

Studio Touchstone Pictures

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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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 External Reviews
external linkWhat 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. 2.5/4

external linkFor 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)

external linkGoing 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)

 Directed by
Audrey Wells
Guinevere, Rearranged, The Truth About Cats & Dogs
 Written by
Audrey Wells
The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Shall We Dance, The Kid
Diane Lane
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Raoul Bova
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Claudia Gerini
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Sandra Oh
Sideways, Bean, The Princess Diaries
Lindsay Duncan
An Ideal Husband, City Hall, Mansfield Park
Vincent Riotta
Heaven, Revolver, Belly of the Beast
Mario Monicelli
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 Music By
Christophe Beck
American Wedding, Bring It On, Elektra

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