• Stealing Beauty (1996)

Stealing Beauty

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2002

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

Production Co: Jeremy Thomas Production

Keywords: Transformation, Melodramatic, 1990s, Love, Emotional, Friend, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

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

  • 88
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    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]

  • 75
    Barbara ShulgasserSan Francisco Examiner

    Tyler is a find for a director like Bertolucci. She is a blank slate of prettiness with her unadulterated, thoroughbred, long-limbed looks. show more

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