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Under the Tuscan Sun Reviews

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October 1, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 24, 2003
If you're looking for pretty, postcard-like settings, this movie offers plenty of them. If the narrative is more of a concern, you may find this film lacking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 26, 2003
If it were a half-hour shorter -- and thus better-focused, story-wise -- I would recommend it. As it stands, I have some beautiful mental snapshots of the scenery and the locals, but I can't imagine taking the trip again.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 26, 2003
It's like a music video of Helen Reddy's 'I Am Woman' filmed in the Chevy Chase Pottery Barn.
September 26, 2003
The movie pretends it's peddling a vision of 'you-go-girl' independence in which it doesn't remotely believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 13, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
September 25, 2003
'Under the Tuscan Sun' is a mess from beginning to end and the only thing that saves it from complete disposability, besides the pretty scenery, is the presence of Diane Lane, who is funny and charming enough to briefly cover up the fact that she is in a
October 3, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 22, 2003
The laughter and tears are finely tuned for little over sixty minutes, but the maddening slide-scale narrative sees the film firmly entrenched in two-star territory by the time the lights come up.
| Original Score: 2/4
September 23, 2003
A Harlequin novel of a movie, lent a pinch of unfabricated charisma by the long-underappreciated Diane Lane.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 25, 2003
My exhibit M this year alone on why Gigli CAN'T be the worst film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
October 7, 2003
Looked like a pic for tourists.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 13, 2004
"Under the Tuscan Sun" goes for the picture postcard look-and-feel and it succeeds admirably, a flighty contrivance that's thin, lightweight, and instantly disposable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 30, 2004
While it starts very well indeed as a kind of blushing Shirley Valentine wannabe, the slide into syrup starts early on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 24, 2003
Every other character, including the house and the country it's built on, is a sidekick to Frances and her triumphant heroism on the road back to self-fulfillment.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 25, 2003
If the screen version of Under the Tuscan Sun doesn't make your mouth water or inspire you to price out flights to Italy, what's the point?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 25, 2003
Wells loads a cliched plot on Mayes' lighter-than-air memoir.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 25, 2003
The lovely vistas can't make up for the hackneyed story line.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 26, 2003
The adaptation of Mayes' book proves to be stronger on scenery than on convincing drama.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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