Under The Tuscan Sun
Under the Tuscan Sun, a romantic comedy, is the story of a Frances (Diane Lane) who takes a trip to Tuscany to help escape the pain of the divorce she is unexpectedly thrown into. While there, the beauty of the country and the enchantment of taking a chance are too much to resist when she discovers a villa for sale and impulsively purchases it. In this film, Frances meets new friends, works through her grief, takes control of her life, and learns to not be afraid. The photography is beautiful and the characters are well cast. Also, it wasn’t entirely predictable.
Frances refers to herself as a fallen away Methodist. In her new home, she re-acquaints herself a little with the Virgin Mary, who is shown in paintings and statues. Mary brings her comfort. Frances is a good person who survives the pain associated with a husband who leaves her for another woman. However, due to the language and sexual references, I am unable to recommend this film as family approved.