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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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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 to solve 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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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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

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14 June 1996 (USA)  »

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Dancing by Myself  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$103,028 (USA) (16 June 1996)

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$4,573,330 (USA) (15 September 1996)
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Final film of Jean Marais. See more »

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As Lucy is writing on the corner of the newspaper, she jots down "the dye is cast" rather than 'the die is cast.' See more »

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[first lines]
Lucy: What are you doing?
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References The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979) See more »

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Rhymes of an Hour
Performed by Mazzy Star
Written by Hope Sandoval, David Roback
Courtesy of Capitol Records Inc.
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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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