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Under the Tuscan Sun Details

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A woman starts her life over with a new home in a new land in this romantic comedy drama . Frances (Diane Lane) is a writer in her mid-'30s who feels emotionally derailed after her divorce. Unhappy and unable to write, she isn't sure what to do with her life, and her best friend Patti (Sandra Oh) decides she needs some time away from her problems. With that in mind, Patti gives Frances a ticket for a two-week tour of the Tuscany region of Italy; while there, Frances finds a dilapidated old villa. Charmed by the warmth, beauty, and charm of the small town of Cortona, Frances impulsively decides to buy the villa, thinking she can fix it up herself. The home proves to be more of a handyman's special than she imagined, but as she slowly gets the hang of household maintenance, Italian style, Frances develops a new confidence as she makes friends with her neighbors and finds love with a handsome local named Marcello (Raoul Bova). Under the Tuscan Sun is loosely adapted from the memoir by Frances Mayes, who (unlike the leading character of the film) remained happily married during her sojourn in Tuscany. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 26, 2003

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Diane Lane Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2003 Nominee

Crew

Audrey Wells
Director
Audrey Wells
Producer
Tom Sternberg
Producer
Audrey Wells
Screen Story
Audrey Wells
Screenwriter
Frances Mayes
Book Author
Geoffrey Simpson
Cinematographer
Christophe Beck
Composer (Music Score)
Arthur Coburn
Editor
Andrew Marcus
Editor
Stephen McCabe
Production Designer
Gianni Giovagnoni
Art Director
Gianfranco Fumagalli
Art Director
Kate Dimento
Associate Producer
Jonathan Goldman
Associate Producer
Sandy Kroopf
Executive Producer
Mark Gill
Executive Producer
Laura Fattori
Executive Producer
Cinzia Sleiter
Set Designer
Nicholas Evans
Set Designer
Mauro Passi
Set Decorator
Nicoletta Ercole
Costume Designer
Cinzia Sleiter
Set Decorator
Alberto Mangiante
First Assistant Director
Linda Lowy
Casting
Beatrice Kruger
Casting
John Brace
Casting
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci
Additional Cinematography
Aaron Glascock
Supervising Sound Editor
Curt Schulkey
Supervising Sound Editor
John Radzik
Additional Cinematography
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