Up at the Villa (2000)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Romance


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A widow finds choosing a new husband might not be her choice at all, as the actions of her various prospects confine her freedom.


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  • Kristin Scott Thomas and James Fox in Up at the Villa (2000)
  • Sean Penn in Up at the Villa (2000)
  • Sean Penn and Philip Haas in Up at the Villa (2000)
  • Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne Bancroft in Up at the Villa (2000)

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16 May 2005 | Panamint
6
| Beautiful but.... empty
Beautiful photography and atmospherics capture Florence and environs. Technically very well-made and expensive-looking production.

Kristin Scott Thomas is perfect for the role and gives a terrific performance. The other cast members just seem to be giving their "standard" performance (Bancroft's standard mature woman routine that no one does better but she has done it since "The Hindenburg"). Ditto James Fox and the others.

The late William Holden could not have accomplished what Sean Penn did in "Mystic River", for which Penn gained a well deserved Oscar award. Conversely, Penn cannot play the Holden-type role in "Up at the Villa". Bad case of miscasting with flat results by Penn. No chemistry with Kristin Scott Thomas at all.

How can you make a dull, uninspiring film in an exotic setting with great actors in a highly charged brink-of-war scenario? SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE BUT THE FILMMAKER HERE HAS DONE IT!

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Release Date:

19 May 2000

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Filming Locations

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$339,819 7 May 2000

Gross USA:

$2,933,161

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,740,113

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