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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003)

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A failing star is faced with a lifestyle change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy. She then sets off in a series of flings with gigolos found for her by ... See full summary »
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Cast

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Young Man
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Tom Stone
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Christopher
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Lorenzo
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Julia
Jane Bertish ...
Karen's Secretary
Tara Lynne O'Neill ...
Angel Hunter
Salvatore Lazzaro ...
Barber
Sara James ...
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Riccardo Sardonè ...
Marco (as Riccardo Sadroné)
Dona Granata ...
Mama Pepisco
Aldo Signoretti ...
Papa Pepisco
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A failing star is faced with a lifestyle change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy. She then sets off in a series of flings with gigolos found for her by an aging contessa. Each contact spirals further out of control until she becomes obsessed with one young man, who initially treats her well, but then with disdain. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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4 May 2003 (USA)  »

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Em Roma na Primavera  »

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Trivia

In one scene, Mrs Stone pretends to an American tourist that she is dying of uterine cancer. Ironically, this is precisely the disease that killed co-star Anne Bancroft two years later. See more »

Goofs

When Paolo takes off his shirt in the car, the blue tattoo on his chest shows through the makeup intended to conceal it. See more »

Quotes

Karen Stone: You know, Americans aren't as romantic as their motion pictures.
Contessa: [after Mrs. Stone has walked on, not able to hear Contessa's reply] What a pity they aren't.
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Featured in The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) See more »

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Strange Fascination
Written and Produced by John Altman
Performed by Joan Viskant
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Great cast worth a watch
5 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This dark and sad tale of a middle aged lady visiting Rome and getting involved with some questionable people has been made before with Vivien Leigh but this newer version is worth watching for a more modern approach. The cast is top notch and the on location shooting is good.

Helen Mirren as Mrs Stone is terrific as always showing all the emotions and insecurities that the role needs. She strikes me as slightly more together than Mrs Stone should be though. It's a pleasure to watch Anne Bancroft in one of her last roles.

Olivier Martinez is a strange choice being French Spanish. His accent is a bit off. Couldn't an Italian have been cast instead? Rodrigo Santoro is good in his small role.

Overall worth watching even if you are familiar with the story.


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