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Under the Tuscan Sun
Frances Mayes is a 35-year-old San Francisco writer whose perfect life has just taken an unexpected detour. Her recent divorce has left her with terminal writer's block and extremely depressed. Her best friend, Patti, is beginning to think that she might never recover. "Dr. Patti's" prescription: 10 days in Tuscany. It's there, on a whim, that Frances purchases a villa named Bramasole--literally, "something that yearns for the sun." The home needs much restoration, but what better place for a new beginning than the home of the Renaissance? As she flings herself… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The epitome of what a feel-good movie is supposed to be but rarely is, this one is beautiful to look at and life-affirming to think about, and it doesn't have a pretentious bone in its head."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Under the Tuscan Sun pretends to be juicy, but it doesn't allow any dribbles. It purports to make love all over us, but not without laying down lots of paper towels first."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
""Under the Tuscan Sun" is an amiable film that, in the tradition of escapist fiction, provides a nice, scenic getaway with just enough drama to keep the story from getting stagnant."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"a romantic abomination wherein the main character's best friend is a pregnant Asian lesbian who comes to Italy to visit and ends up ruining the story's only semi-romantic aspect, and extends its painful length for an extra half-hour in the process."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"...as lightweight and fluffy as the premise might've indicated."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The movie is sweet but deeply suspect: It's like Lost Horizon re-imagined by a realtor."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Has about as much in common with Frances Mayes as it does with Willie Mays, but it does have the marvelous Diane Lane."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Offers Americans the ultimate fantasy vacation. It's a beautiful, sunny, fresh air trip to Europe without the jet lag, language problems, money problems, or any other trivialities."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"An enjoyable, entertaining odyssey with beautiful landscapes, a fun mood, and a charming performance from the always sexy Diane Lane."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Diane Lane is charming in this witty but difficult adventure."
‑ Joe Utichi, FilmFocus
"... some of the most beautiful photography in any film I've seen this year."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"It is a glorious refreshment to spend time with characters who aren't twenty-something eye bait, someone's virtuous, whiny wife or other reductive archetypes."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Not much for teens in this book adaptation."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Fans of Diane Lane ... should be happy with what amounts to a glowing vehicle for her."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"En la vida real la gente no suele ser tan impulsiva. Por eso películas como ésta son disfrutables: nos ofrecen la fantasía de lo que sería nuestra vida si nos animáramos."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
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