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Up at the Villa (2000)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  5 May 2000 (USA)
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Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the ... See full summary »

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Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the turbulent days just before World War II. Written by jojo.acapulco@gmail.com

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american | british | widow | theft | austrian | See more »

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Danger is the ultimate attraction.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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5 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Il suffit d'une nuit  »

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$339,819 (USA) (5 May 2000)

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$2,927,319 (USA) (1 September 2000)
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Cameo: Mel Brooks in train station scene at end of film; holding hands of 2 little girls and running. See more »

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When Anne Bancroft's character is reclining in the chaise lounge, the level of her drink goes from nearly full to nearly empty and back to nearly full in different shots while she is drinking it. See more »

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Referenced in Possible Loves (2001) See more »

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Composzed by Johann Strauß
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Every Reviewer has totally missed it....
8 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"You're never a great man, when you have more mind than heart." E.P. Beauchene

In a nutshell, Mary, (Kristin Scott Thomas), a distractingly beautiful English widow has more heart than mind in this period piece. A noble thing to have, unless your naivety of heart gets you into places you never dreamed your heart would lead you.

This excellent period piece takes place in fascist Italy. A group of English aristocrats worlds intertwine, with a twist. Kristin Scott Thomas' charmingly elegant character sparks life so intriguing, you'll find yourself leaning toward the tube.

Many reviewers peg this as a tale of "lust". I disagree. I find no lust at all in this movie. What I do find, is a woman torn by her emotions and doing the right thing or the "kind" thing. Even Sean Penn is laid-back with his enduring advances.

I found it to be a monument to human emotions, both caring and caustic.


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