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Though formulaic and superficial, Under the Tuscan Sun is redeemed by Lane's vibrant performance. Read critic reviews

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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 & Crew

Diane Lane
Frances Mayes
Mario Monicelli
Old Man with Flowers
Audrey Wells
Screenwriter
Laura Fattori
Executive Producer
Sandy Kroopf
Executive Producer
Mark Gill
Executive Producer
Geoffrey Simpson
Director of Photography
Stephen McCabe
Production Designer
Andrew Marcus
Film Editor
Arthur Coburn
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Nicoletta Ercole
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Critic Reviews for Under the Tuscan Sun

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  • Oct 28, 2014
    Diane Lane raises this heart-warming film above average in a very adorable performance that conveys with a lot of sensitivity the pangs of depression and yearning to start over, helping make this the kind of feel-good story that is even more enchanting thanks to the beauty of its locations.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 20, 2012
    Not great, but extremely charming romantic comedy thanks to Diane Lanes vibrant performance. The script was nice, the sites where Lane went where beautiful and great to look at, and it has a positive message. Under The Tuscan Sun is one of those feel-good movies with plenty of charm, it's just not one of those movies to talk about a lot, surely its underrated. Diane Lane is the heart and best part of the movie, she's a talented actress and she does a fine and lovely job with the material here.
    Angel G Super Reviewer
  • Dec 11, 2012
    Yeah. This was supposed to continue the Diane Lane wave after her triumphant return to the mainstream screen and everyone remembered that they actually missed her. This one is a paint by numbers excersise though. It gets an added half star for the Italian countryside which is the real start of the film.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 04, 2011
    This is a cliched and silly chick flick, but the performances are not too bad, and the scenery is quite nice. It's not terrible, but it's also not really my type of movie. Having been to Tuscany though, I can say this movie actually meant something to me, and hell, it's a bit entertaining, and surprisingly not boring. Again though, this film really didn't stand out for me.
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