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Under the Tuscan Sun

Diane Lane plays Frances a woman who becomes depressed after a terrible divorced. Worried, her friends encourage her to move on with her life and give her a ticket to a tour of Tuscany. Although reluctant at first she eventually goes on this tour. There she finds a run down villa which she decides, on impulse, to buy and start her life again from scratch. In this new place she meet all sorts of new people and so begins the rest of her life.

Hmm…don’t you just wish you were Frances…that when life takes an awful turn…your friends try to cheer you up by giving you a ticket to ITALY!!!! An all expense paid trip!!!I would probably jump at the chance. And she later buys a house in Tuscany….how do you do that?? Just pick up and leave and just relocate somewhere else…don’t you have to worry about getting a pass and all the immigration stuff first…and how to earn a living there…oh but wait… she already has money….yes yes how lucky of her!…And she’s a writer (who writes reviews??? instead of writing her overdue novel???)…easier to relocate right…perfect choice of occupation there.

Overall…the film is ok not really as good as I though it would be. The scenery is of course beautiful…it’s probably one of the reasons that actually keep anyone watching it. Diane Lane was also perfect for the role…I think she does roles of lost women in the midst of life ‘crisis’ (divorce/affair) and seduced by handsome European men ( remember Unfaithful ) really well. The story itself is so so…typical feel good chick flick…although it doesn’t really have much of the romance thing going on…its more of how she rebuild her life type of thing I guess…and obviously it all ends on a happy note. So hmm let me see…I’ll give it a 3 out of 5 stars. Watch it on a rainy day when you want to watch beautiful scenery where the sun is always shining.

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