Up at the Villa

2000, Drama, 1h 54m

59 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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A poor script and an aimless plot keep this film from engaging the audience. Read critic reviews

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Surrounded by the lush countryside of Italy, Mary Panton (Kristin Scott Thomas), a middle-aged and once-affluent widow, seems to have her financial future secured again when she attracts the notice of a wealthy wife-seeking diplomat (James Fox). But her fate turns when she meets bold American Rowley Flint (Sean Penn). Though he is married, the two cannot deny their passion and soon begin a complicated relationship that involves covering up a scandal and continuing deceit.

Cast & Crew

Sean Penn
Rowley Flint
Anne Bancroft
Princess San Ferdinando
James Fox
Sir Edgar Swift
Jeremy Davies
Karl Richter
Derek Jacobi
Lucky Leadbetter
Massimo Ghini
Beppino Leopardi
Dudley Sutton
Harold Atkinson
David Brown
Co-Producer
Stanley F. Buchthal
Executive Producer
Guido Cerasuolo
Associate Producer
Guy East
Co-Executive Producer
Davien Littlefield
Associate Producer
Arnon Milchan
Executive Producer
Sydney Pollack
Executive Producer
Nigel Sinclair
Co-Executive Producer
Pino Donaggio
Original Music
Maurizio Calvesi
Cinematographer
Belinda Haas
Film Editor
Paul Brown
Costume Designer
Paul Brown
Production Designer
Nuala Conway
Makeup Artist
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Audience Reviews for Up at the Villa

  • Sep 09, 2011
    I had almost forgotten how dashing Sean Penn used to be quite a few years ago. The combination of Kristin Scott Thomas, and Sean Penn, is quite good in this nice little period drama. Slow moving...but nice.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2007
    I found the movie interesting. Mary has problems. She has no money, and she has been unlucky in marriage. She is proposed to by an Englishman quite a bit older than her. Now does she marry for convenience or not. Of course a young Sean Penn complicates things, and a local immigrant complicates things even more!
    Red L Super Reviewer

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