Maggie is an uptight, single mother and college writing teacher from New York City. In an effort to reconnect with her troubled teen daughter Summer, she decides to embark on a journey to a...
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Maggie is an uptight, single mother and college writing teacher from New York City. In an effort to reconnect with her troubled teen daughter Summer, she decides to embark on a journey to a Tuscan village that she frequented in her younger days. Upon arrival, Maggie runs into Luca, a handsome former lover who is still a bachelor and lives with his eighty-year-old mother, Carmen. Summer (missing her "bad boy" boyfriend in NYC) and Carmen (secretly planning a wedding against Luca's wishes to Marcelino, her one true love in Rome) impulsively steal Luca's car and race off to Rome. Maggie and Luca quickly pursue allowing the two mismatched couples to spend some time together and develop a new understanding of each other.
This is handleable to watch when you're in the mood to half-watch something. I watched it half whilst working and still followed it, without subtitles when there's odd conversations in Italian - it's that empty and predictable. I love SJP so I am really disappointed in this. Every bit was predictable, I guessed the relations, the start, middle and outcome. The soundtrack is appalling. It's actually the first thing that put me off the film. And I can't believe that I heard the girl's tattoos being described and defended, in 2016! I'm reviewing it with about 10 minutes left - and I know how it's going to end. Don't bother until it comes on TV and you're hung over or sick and worried about falling asleep in front of the box - because you won't miss anything.
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