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Stealing Beauty (1996)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  14 June 1996 (USA)
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After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted. However, she has other reasons for wanting to go. She wants to renew her ... See full summary »

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Storyline

After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted. However, she has other reasons for wanting to go. She wants to renew her acquaintance with Nicolo Donati, a young boy with whom she fell in love on her last visit four years ago. She also is trying tosolve the riddle left in a diary written by her dead mother, Sara. Written by Kale Whorton <nikko11@mind.net>

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The most beautiful place to be is in love.

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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, some drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Dancing by Myself  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$103,028 (USA) (14 June 1996)

Gross:

£600,443 (UK) (13 September 1996)
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Joseph Fiennes would later work again with Rachel Weisz in 2001's "Enemy at the Gate". Joseph Fiennes later starred opposite Rachel Weisz's future husband, future James Bond Daniel Craig in 1998's "Elizabeth". Joseph Fiennes's brother Ralph would go on to succeed Judi Dench as M in the James Bond films opposite Daniel Craig and made his first appearance in 2012's "Skyfall". See more »

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When Lucy enters the Tuscan Villa for the first time you see a swallow (Hirundo rustica) flying combined with the screeching call of the swift (Apus apus). See more »

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Miranda: I decided I had to get rid of it one summer before school. I ended up doing it with the same guy my best friend did it with. He was the local... deflowerer...
Christopher: I remember that guy! Oh Miranda, he was repulsive!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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IN QUESTA SPLENDIDA CITTA
Performed by Paolo Passano
Written by Paolo Passano
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A beautiful film
10 March 2003 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

I just saw this for the first time a little while ago and I thought it was one of the most beautiful films I have seen in a long time. It captures all the aspects of life, the anger, elation, pain, and just being. Liv Tyler was perfect for this movie because she can reach into her soul and bring out this perfect, virginal girl. As I watched the first time, I did not pick up on everything, but the second time around, it was all rising action, leading to the end that amazed me in the innocence and beauty portrayed in the love between two people. I found myself wishing that I was that beautiful girl on a trip to Italy, figuring out my past and controlling my sexuality. I view this film as a work of art because of its perfect portrayal of love and the way it can sneak up behind us when it is standing right in front of us.


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