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If you like Diane Lane, you will love this movie. She glows as her usual sultry determined woman. Plenty of good Italian interest. An example of how a woman can begin again and succeed in a foreign country....very uplifting movie!
Who says there is NO life after divorce? This movie captures a womans vulnerability in a way that makes one feel like its their story. It is also a movie of hope: new life, new friends, new beginnings, and the discovery of your inner self. A new horizon of possibilities.
I love this movie. But again I'm a Diane Lane fan. I have several movies that she was in and like all of them. The scenery is lovely and there is some funny moments along with some not so funny moments. It's one of those good feeling movies.
The movie locale is awesome. The old buildings of Tuscany. The charm of the area as a whole is made vivid through the eyes of the camera and Frances Mays storytelling based on facts in her own life. A great movie to watch alone or with a group of friends. The movie weaves a story of one womans attempt to change her life after circumstances have left her totally bewildered. As she remodels the old Villa she buys, she creates her own sense of family in this, a strange country. And she does it well.
After having sat through dozens of painfully dull and insipid 'chick-flicks', I was hesitant to watch this one. However, after my stylist loaned me her copy, I was ten minutes into the movie when I hopped on ebay (while the movie played) and bought my own copy. I'm 32 years old and still a dreamer and this movie suits my love of foreign travel as well as finding a way to adapt to changes that may come willingly or not-so willingly into our lives! There is not one thing I would change about this movie except maybe to add even scenes of the bountiful land that is Italy. This movie is not a gratuitous snapshot of love-gone-wrong, but it truly shows the capabilities of the collective human spirit. The movie's not sappy and it has so many bouts of humor, I laughed, then cried! This movie is good for: the arm-chair-travel enthusiasts, romantics, the jaded, the not-so-easily-amused, the happy, and the dreamer. Stay away from it if you are pessimistic and delight in human tragedy.
Great for any woman of any age to see. Romantic. Funny. A must have to your collection. I love any Diane Lane movie which is why I didn't hesitate buying this dvd. A film you can watch over and over again.
The movie has many messages to give. For those who watch this movie and do not walk away without at least one good thought or message, truly did not watch this movie. Among many of the messages that can be taken from the movie I think that the best one would probably be, be careful what you are wishing for and definately be more specific when wishing. Her dreams came true but they may not have been as she was wanting them to be. Does this not happen in real life?
A really nice story of lost love and renewal. Frnces is jilted by her husband for a younger woman. After crying over her situation for too long she decides to accept a free trip to Tuscany from her friends. She falls in love with the country and the people and on a wild impulse she buys a villa. She is lonely and longing for love and family. Throughout the long, slow, process of restoring the villa life goes on until the place is completed. Suddenly she realizes that as time goes bye, she has received her wish. This is a fun and lighthearted movie. The kind of movie that makes you smile and feel good.
Under The Tuscan Sun
This is a brilliant movie about a writer's newest book which she has titled "Under the Tuscan Sun." Frances, the writer--played by the completely beautiful and talented Diane Lane--has just gone through a terrible divorce. The story details her attempts to recover and find happiness again. Patti, the writer's best friend--who is played by the delightful Sandra Oh--does her best to see Frances land back on her feet.
For either gender, this is a marvelous "chick-flick" (also my personal favorite) that I can watch over and over. I was very excited to find this movie here on eBay, and would buy it again if I thought I didn't have it.
I bought this movie to view the nice scenes of Italy, but fell in love with the story, not a love story between two people, but a love story of finding one's self and exploring new and exciting adventures of the human connections.
It will touch your heart and soul, and you will take away from the movie what you most need.
So get your glass of wine, tissue, a soft pillow and prepare for an adventure of a life time.
It will awaken your spirit.
We took our neice to Italy with us on vacation. A romantic at heart she loved the country and people. We purchased this for her as a gift and expect she will enjoy it as much as we do. Good watch.