• 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: Romance , Comedy drama

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

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Movie and book both are delightful, but very, very different. show more

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Unforeseeably bad things can happen to good performers. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy