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R| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
When she was 15, pretty but callow Lucy Harmon (Liv Tyler) visited the Tuscan town where her mother once enchanted the local male population. Four years later, in the wake of her mother's suicide, Lucy returns to the village. She plans to write some poetry, learn more about her family history and reunite with a boy she once kissed. Surveying an expansive field of suitors, Lucy finds herself taken with unattainable Alex (Jeremy Irons), as her journey imparts some unexpected lessons about love.

Cast: Liv Tyler , Sinead Cusack , Donal McCann , Jeremy Irons , Jean Marais , Rachel Weisz , D.W. Moffett , Stefania Sandrelli

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fox

Stealing Beauty (1996)

Release Date: June 14th, 1996|1 hr. 58 min.

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  • In contrasting the sexuality and rebellion of Lucy's generation with his own, Bertolucci clearly yearns to rekindle his creative spirit. show more

  • When Bertolucci points his camera out a window, it's like putting on your glasses. Everything is lush, drenched in color and right there for you to touch. show more

  • Filmmakers of Bernardo Bertolucci's magnitude don't often take on sexual coming-of-age movies, but judging from the pleasures of Stealing Beauty, maybe more of them should. [14 Jun 1996 Pg.04.D] show more

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  • October 31, 2011 condor687
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    I saw the movie this afternoon and was quite impressed with the beauty of Tuscany and the cast - it was charming and easy on the eyes and ears - I don\'t know much Italian and should- both parents spoke it daily - but the little I knew was enough to get the idea - mostly about a young girl away from home and ready to start a life - Liv is beautiiful - so were some other girls in the cast - Jeremy Irons waa appealing as always - I could watch it again..

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