• Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

Under the Tuscan Sun

Release Date: September 26th, 2003

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

When Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) learns her husband is cheating on her from a writer whom she gave a bad review, her life is turned upside down. In an attempt to bring her out of a deep depression, her best friend, Patti (Sandra Oh), encourages Frances to take a tour of Italy. During the trip, the new divorcée impulsively decides to purchase a rural Tuscan villa and struggles to start her life anew amid colorful local characters, including the handsome Marcello (Raoul Bova).

Cast: Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan, Vincent Riotta, Raoul Bova, Giulia Steigerwalt, Mario Monicelli, Roberto Nobile

Director: Audrey Wells

Genres: Comedy drama , Romance

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Blue Gardenia Productions, Timnick Films

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: 2000s, Transformation, Love, Lighthearted, Playful, Amusing, Quest, Love interest, Best friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    All elements click in "Sun," a shimmering, deeply felt film. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    What redeems the film is its successful escapism, and Lane's performance. They are closely linked. show more

  • 75
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    The whole movie is at once formulaic, clichéd and predictable, yet surprising, engaging and filled with subtle, unexpected details. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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