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Under the Tuscan sun - Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh, Audrey Wells

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Movie propaganda

Life offers you a thousand chances... all you have to do is take one.

The life of freshly divorced San Francisco writer Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) is about to take an unexpected but much needed upturn. Trying to shake Frances out of her lethargy and post-break-up funk, her friend Patti (Sandra Oh) offers Frances a gift that she hopes will do the trick: a 10-day trip to Tuscany, in the heart of Italy. And right there, under the Tuscan sun, the unlikeliest thing happens: Frances impulsively buys a run-down villa named "Bramasole" - literally, "something that yearns for the sun" - and in so doing, plunges herself into a brand new life. As she embraces the local ways and devotes herself to the restoration of her new home, Frances finds herself forming close bonds with the people around her and slowly rediscovering the pleasures of laughter, friendship and romance. Even as she stumbles forward on her uncertain journey, one thing becomes clear: in life, there are second chances.

Based on Frances Mayes' acclaimed best selling memoir of the same name.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film Italy writer Tuscany villa holiday romance restoration renovation friendship drama

Persons of interest

  • Diane Lane .... Frances Mayes
  • Raoul Bova .... Marcello
  • Sandra Oh .... Patti
  • Frances Mayes .... Author
  • Audrey Wells .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Under the Tuscan sun is a chick flick from the opening to the closing credits. Warning: warm fuzzies.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
  • Disc: Single side, dual layer
  • Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Picture: Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Special features:
    • Commentary
    • Deleted scenes
    • Documentaries: Tuscany 101
  • Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, English captions, English closed captions, Estonian, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Security censorship classification

M (Low level coarse language)

Surveillance time

108 minutes (1:48 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 12 February 2004
DVD rental: 7 July 2004
VHS rental: 7 July 2004
DVD retail: 10 November 2004
DVD retail: 18 April 2007 - Double pack

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