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Up at the Villa

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 , Dudley Sutton

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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  • 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

  • It's low-grade Casablanca - an ill-fated love affair, rife with murder and deceit, with World War II as a backdrop and a farewell scene that has something to do with getting to Paris. show more

  • The total lack of sexual chemistry between them doesn't help. Frankly, I'd rather see Scott Thomas play a nun than sit through another one of these turgid romancers. show more

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