Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
Under the Tuscan Sun is an escapist chick-flick about a woman
recovering from a divorce who takes trip to Tuscany, ends up buying
a fixer-upper there, and has lots of colorful adventures with
colorful natives in picturesque locales.
In parallel, as her ancient villa
comes back to life, so does she, and she learns to love again. One
reviewer summed it up beautifully as "Waiting to Exhale for white
- Diane Lane - bottom of buns in negligee
- Lindsay Duncan - part of areola
DVD info from Amazon
Commentary by director Audrey
Making-of featurette "Tuscany
Widescreen anamorphic format,
IMDb scores show a respectable 6.6 for men, an
excellent 7.4 for women. That basically means that if you take a
woman to this film on a date, she'll probably like it, and you will
find it tolerable. It is, in fact, and excellent date movie, since
it is a breezy feel-good kind of flick which will leave you both in
a good mood. There's probably a decent chance for some hanky-panky
when it is done.
It is basically
insubstantial, and I suffered from a bit of estrogen suffocation
during the movie, but I did conclude that if I ever go to Europe
again in summertime, I will definitely include some time in Tuscany.
This movie is a helluva good travel ad!
Critics Vote ...
- IMDB summary.
IMDb voters score it 6.8/10, Yahoo voters rate it a B.
Box Office Mojo. It kinda fooled everyone by grossing
$43 million. Although it started on a modest 1200 screens,
it grossed a superb $8000 per screen that week, and held on
to become a modest hit. Production $18 million, marketing
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means that the film is not only
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Based on this description,
this is a C+.
Travelogue romance designed for a female audience.
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