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Under the Tuscan Sun is a romantic comedy-drama film released in 2003, directed by Audrey Wells and based on the memoir of the same name by Frances Mayes. The movie stars Diane Lane as Frances, a recently divorced writer who impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany, Italy, after her marriage falls apart. Here's a brief summary:
The story begins with Frances struggling to come to terms with her divorce. Her best friend Patti (played by Sandra Oh) encourages her to take a vacation to Tuscany to escape her troubles. While on a tour, Frances becomes enchanted by a rundown villa called Bramasole, which is up for sale. On a whim, she decides to purchase it, despite knowing nothing about renovations or life in Italy.
As Frances settles into her new home, she encounters various challenges, from dealing with the language barrier to coping with the extensive renovations needed to make Bramasole habitable. Along the way, she forms bonds with the local community, including her eccentric realtor, the Polish laborers she hires to help with renovations, and her warm-hearted neighbors.
As Frances navigates her new life in Italy, she also embarks on a journey of self-discovery, finding healing and renewal in the beauty of Tuscany's landscapes and the warmth of its people. She learns to embrace the unexpected twists and turns of life, opening herself up to new possibilities and ultimately finding love in the most unexpected of places.