San Francisco writer Frances Mayes is in a real funk when a good friend offers her ten days in Tuscany. Not wanting to go, Frances summons all her courage and packs her bags.
Once in Tuscany, she impulsively buys a run-down villa, plunging herself into a life-changing adventure filled with unexpected surprises, friendship and romance.
DVD Special Features:
Tuscany 101, Deleted Scenes, Audio Commentary, Dolby Digital 5.1, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
This movie was on television recently and I put it on to watch I love romantic comedies where as my partner not so much so as he was asleep on the couch I got away with putting it on. It was such a nice break from the Crime and Investigation chanel I would have to say and I really loved the movie.
It was on quite late and I was tired but I had to watch it right to the end as I was gripped on the story line to find out whether she would find the man of her dreams. I loved the storyline where Frances gets a divorce from her husband and ends up buying a run down villa in Tuscany. There are plenty of funny moments in the movie but it is definitely more of a romance than a comedy which I for one really enjoyed.
The movie shows her that love can be found in all different places and although she dreams of having a husband and kids she finds a whole different family all of her own which are just as good.
Romantic Comedy?! Why on earth would I - a self-confessed Sci-Fi and Action Movie junkie - ever want to watch a romantic comedy?!
Simple... because it's a great movie! If you have ever felt emotionally hollow inside and don't know where to turn for a way out of the pit you're in... this is a great movie for you to watch. The lead character couldn't really get any further lost, drifting on the ocean of 'sh*t-happens' - but finds that when you stop looking, just lie down and relax, you'll find your ladybugs. (You'll understand that during the movie.)
I found many pearls of wisdom throughout the movie, and a bit of an eye-opening introspection too. A very thought-provoking movie indeed.
The supporting characters are rich, deep, clear and sharp, and despite having a 'filling in the background' role, are not just wallpaper-people. They play a very significant role in the development of Frances' soul-journey. Without every single one of them, this movie would not, could not, be anywhere near as good as it is.
Overall, I will be adding this to my collection, in the section of 'rare gems' that include titles such as "A Walk in the Clouds", and "A Bed of Roses".
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