Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun
Under the Tuscan Sun
  • PG-13
  • 1h 53m
  • 2003
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UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN follows San Francisco writer Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) to Italy as a good friend offers her a special gift -- 10 days in Tuscany. Once there, she is captivated by its beauty and warmth, and impulsively buys an aging, but very charming, villa. Fully embracing new friends and local color, she finds herself immersed in a life-changing adventure filled with enough unexpected surprises, laughter, friendship, and romance to restore her new home -- and her belief in second chances.
© 2003 Touchstone Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Though formulaic and superficial, Under the Tuscan Sun is redeemed by Lane's vibrant performance.
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper

... some of the most beautiful photography in any film I've seen this year.

June 17, 2017
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Eleanor Ringel Cater

Has about as much in common with Frances Mayes as it does with Willie Mays, but it does have the m...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Book-based romance has sex, drinking, language.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this story of grown-up entanglements and expectations isn't too likely to engage kids or teens. A few scenes include partial nudity; others depict sexual foreplay, passionate kissing, embracing, and playful post-sexual behavior. Language includes one use of “f--k,” several forms of “s--t,” and a few other words. Not surprisingly for a movie set in Italy, the characters enjoy wine freely (mostly while eating), and background characters occasionally smoke cigarettes. The supporting cast includes a number of gay and lesbian characters, including the main character's best friend; happily, the movie avoids many Hollywood stereotypes when it comes to these characters.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:September 26, 2003
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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