6.0/10
2,338
54 user 45 critic

Up at the Villa (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 19 May 2000 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Writers:

(book), (screenplay)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Bank theft and love, thief remains but has already fled; very good for adolescent Boys' who wish to sate pleasure when viewing and acting

Director: Patrick Braoudé
Stars: Patrick Braoudé, Kristin Scott Thomas, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Partir I (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Suzanne is a well married mother, but her bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist by building an office in their backyard. Then Suzanne falls in love with the man hired to build the office.

Director: Catherine Corsini
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sergi López, Yvan Attal
The Go-Between (TV Movie 2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.

Director: Pete Travis
Stars: Jim Broadbent, Jack Hollington, Samuel Joslin
Loved (1997)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

After a husband is accused of driving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.

Director: Erin Dignam
Stars: Robin Wright, William Hurt, Sean Penn
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of ... See full summary »

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Catherine McCormack, Sean Penn, Sarah Polley
Random Hearts (1999)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A police sergeant and a congresswoman both lose their spouses in a plane crash, and they soon discover that their spouses were having an affair with each other.

Director: Sydney Pollack
Stars: Harrison Ford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charles S. Dutton
Summerspell (1983)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Family celebrations and tensions, Independence Day, Texas 1948

Director: Lina Shanklin
Stars: Louise Davis, Edna Wisdom, Vernon Lafon
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Romania in the 1920's. Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy refuses the advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a dark and dangerous ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Pintilie
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Claudiu Bleont, Olga Tudorache
Les Milles (1995)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A World War II drama where people, many of whom opposed to Nazism, get on board a train from France that could lead them to freedom.

Director: Sébastien Grall
Stars: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Ticky Holgado, Rüdiger Vogler
Drama | Thriller | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

It's All About Love is the story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star,... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, Sean Penn
Being Julia (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Set in '30s London, the film involves stage actors and their experiences with love and revenge.

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Annette Bening, Michael Gambon, Maury Chaykin
Souvenir (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Michael H. Shamberg
Stars: D. Stanton Miranda, Manon Blanc, Kristin Scott Thomas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Massimo Ghini ...
...
Lorenza Indovina ...
...
Clive Merrison ...
Linda Spurrier ...
Ben Aris ...
Anne Ridler ...
Ann Bell ...
Beryl Bryson (as Anne Bell)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Danger is the ultimate attraction.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

19 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il suffit d'une nuit  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,927,319 (USA) (1 September 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cameo: Mel Brooks in train station scene at end of film; holding hands of 2 little girls and running. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Version of Boy Meets Girl: Up at the Villa (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Schatz-Walzer
Composzed by Johann Strauss
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

More enjoyable than some reviewers would have you believe

I was intrigued when this film showed up on the day's TV roster and even more intrigued when I found out who the cast are and read a quick synopsis of the story. Most of the reviewers here, at IMDB, have made the movie sound dreadful. I found it hard to believe that anything with Sean Penn and Kristin Scott Thomas would be awful and had to check out the film for myself. My conclusion -- it is quite good, engaging, and definitely worth watching.

The lead actors as well as most of the supporting cast are rather wonderful. Though, I wish that someone slightly more dashing and not so limp played the role of the Austrian student, even if the stumbling manner and sudden onset of neurosis are required of the part. The scenery is inviting; the sets are great; the variety of accents is interesting; some of the extras are a bit shaky. The film is not so much about the setting, the era, or the social/political/economic spheres, though all of these have a firm bearing on the events and characters. It is chiefly about human actions under pressure of circumstances, about relationships, flights of fancy, slip-ups, weaknesses, trust and emotional maneuvering. "Up at the Villa" addresses these topics as good as any other period film.

I recommend this movie to those who, like I, enjoyed more than one of the following:

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Gosford Park

Howards End

Country Life

The Wings of the Dove

A Room with a View

The Remains of the Day


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sean Penn rowenad
this movie is exceptional since it added material to the original novel georgioskarpouzas
Mel Brooks Cameo? TheBancrofts
Discuss Up at the Villa (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page