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Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

12 Ratings: 2.8
A movie directed by Audrey Wells

Though she made her first movie at the age of 13, Diane Lane has only blossomed into a true star in her 30s, andUnder the Tuscan Sunmarks her full flowering. After a brutal divorce, Frances (Lane,Unfaithful,A Walk on the Moon) is persuaded by her friend … see full wiki

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Director: Audrey Wells
5 reviews about Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
review by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Having read Frances Mayes' travelogue UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN: AT HOME IN ITALY and enjoyed the flow of her reconstructed a shabby old treasure of a house there and her inimitable conversation about how to enjoy the special qualities of Tuscany, seeing this book adapted into a film seemed a reasonable step. After seeing the film and finding it so completely unrelated to Mayes' book - using it more life a stage on which to create a lot of 'audience pleasing subplots' - this viewer passed on writing …
Quick Tip by . January 29, 2010
Chick flick for older women. Is there a name for that? I loved it anyways :)
review by . January 18, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Having not read the book, I really didn't know what to expect. Let me tell you it was a pleasant surprise. For starters, Diane Lane was the perfect choice for the lead character Frances Mayes. She brings a natural reality to the character, instead of the saccharin sweet typically found in a romantic comedy. Diane instantly makes you feel like you know this woman. She's your neighbor, or someone you work with. In the scene after she learns of her husband's infidelities, she looks horrible - exactly …
review by . February 24, 2004
Under the Tuscan Sun is a pleasant story, bolstered by the undeniable appeal of a wonderful actress. Diane Lane far outshines the various inadequacies of the story and its script. Granted, Ms. Lane could coast through this bit of fluff relying on little more than her luminescent beauty alone, yet she provides plenty of texture and nuance to her role as a writer/reviewer looking to rebound from a particularly painful divorce.Lane's character, Frances is persuaded to take the place of two lesbian …
review by . February 09, 2004
. . .but not nearly enough to counter the negatives.First the positives:1) Some brilliant photography. One just can't get around this.2) Some truly likeable characters and character development -- especially several of the minor characters.There! That is two stars worth!Negatives:1) Spotty directing, which offsets the quality of the photography2) No earthly resemblance at all to the (true) book from which the story is supposed to have been taken3) A boring, and over-the-top gay agenda (along with …
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