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PG-13| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
Surrounded by the lush countryside of Italy, Mary Panton (Kristin Scott Thomas), a middle-aged and once-affluent widow, seems to have her financial future secured again when she attracts the notice of a wealthy wife-seeking diplomat (James Fox). But her fate turns when she meets bold American Rowley Flint (Sean Penn). Though he is married, the two cannot deny their passion and soon begin a complicated relationship that involves covering up a scandal and continuing deceit.

Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas , Sean Penn , Anne Bancroft , James Fox , Jeremy Davies , Derek Jacobi , Massimo Ghini ,

Director: Philip Haas

Genres: Drama

Distributor: USA Films

Up at the Villa (2000)

Release Date: May 5th, 2000|1 hr. 54 min.

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    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's fun to see Sean Penn portray a playboy, like Bogart in "Casablanca," who hides his true heart behind a layer of cynicism. show more

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    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    In the most extreme moments, Thomas hits her career pinnacle. show more

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    Mike Clark USA Today

    For novelty value, you can do worse than seeing Sean Penn in a rare chance to don evening-wear on screen, but this isn't a sight to sustain a two-hour haul. show more

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