My wife and I both enjoyed Under the Tuscan Sun (the movie… comments in the thread make me curious to read the book). It was a good popcorn movie, though lacked a certain depth.
It had most of the standard cliche elements of similar movies: there’s a birth, a wedding, a healthy dose of “bad man does clueless woman wrong” and a sprinkling of liberation sex. And yet, the film handled these things in a somewhat original way, and remained entertaining for us.
The ending was the only unfortunate part for me. The movie seemed to be trying to make a point, made it… then went on for five more minutes to weaken it. Specifically…
She realizes she’s gotten everything she wants (a family, a wedding, etc.), but not in the way she expected it. Then, of course, she meets The Man. :rolleyes:
Still, despite this, we both came away from it a little lighter in our step than we were going in. We intended the film as a happy distraction, and we got it.