UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

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Release Date: September 26, 2003

Starring: Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay
Duncan, and Raoul Bova

Genre: Drama

Audience: Older teenagers and
adults REVIEWER: Dr. Ted
Baehr UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
seems to be a thinly veiled,
homosexual love story with a
few heterosexual elements. The
main character, Francis, is a
professor and a book reviewer,
whose best friends are
lesbians expecting a baby.
Suddenly, Francis' husband
divorces her, and she is
forced to re-evaluate her
life. Her friends send her on
a homosexual tour of Italy,
where she decides to buy a
house in Tuscany. She tells
the real estate agent that her
wish is to have a wedding at
the house, cook for a lot of
people, and have a family at
the house. After she asks an
Italian stud to fornicate with
her and pursues a statuesque,
promiscuous blonde woman named
Catherine, her wishes come
true. Her Polish workman falls
in love with a neighboring
girl, and they have a wedding
at the house, her homosexual
friend moves in with her baby
so she has a "family," and she
gets to cook for the
neighborhood. Although she
keeps looking for meaning in
sex, she doesn't seem to find
much meaning, even though she
gets all her wishes. UNDER THE
TUSCAN SUN is a depressing
movie. It is generally
immoral, and Francis, the lead
character, is clueless about
what makes life worthwhile.
Although there are references
to the Virgin Mary, faith,
Catholicism, and Methodism,
they seem to impact nobody's
life. In fact, Francis seems
like she really wants to have
a lesbian relationship rather
than keep looking for love in
men. The movie also has some
very dumb lines in it. Diane
Lane has trouble acting in the
film and spends more time
posing. The music is
forgettable. Even the
photography doesn't do justice
to the beautiful Tuscan
countryside. UNDER THE TUSCAN
SUN shows that homosexuality
has had a major impact on
Hollywood movies. Liberals
might condemn us for pushing
our morality on homosexuals,
but why are homosexuals
pushing their morality on
us? Please address your
comments to: Michael Eisner,
Chairman/CEO The Walt Disney
Company (Walt Disney Pictures,
Touchstone Pictures, Caravan,
Hollywood, and Miramax) Dick
Cook, Chairman The Walt Disney
Studios 500 South Buena Vista
Street Burbank, CA
91521 Phone: (818)
560-1000 Website:
www.disney.com

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: ??? minutes

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures/Buena
Visat/Walt Disney Company

Director: Audrey Wells

Executive Producer:

Producer: Tom Sternberg and Audrey
Wells EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
Laura Fattori, Sandy Kroopf,
and Mark Gill

Writer: Audrey Wells

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Content:

(PaPaPa, RoRoRo, HoHoHo, C, LL, V, SS, NN, A, D, M) Very strong pagan worldview with strong romantic theme, a great deal of homosexual content, some New Age elements, a few references to the Virgin Mary, and one Catholic wedding; 12 obscenities and 11 profanities; violence includes flag falling on young man's head, threat of attack by scorpion and by snake; fornication portrayed twice, oral sex stated, and discussions of fornication, lots of homosexual characters and homosexual having baby; nudity includes some low-cut dresses, upper male nudity, woman in bra portrayed twice, and woman naked with just a boa covering the minimum; drinking portrayed; smoking portrayed; and, lying and cruelty.

GENRE: Drama

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Summary:

Diane Lane stars in UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN as a divorced woman forced to re-evaluate her life. UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN seems to be a thinly veiled, homosexual love story with a few heterosexual elements.

Review:

UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN seems to be a thinly veiled, homosexual love story with a few heterosexual elements. The main character, Francis, is a professor and a book reviewer, whose best friends are lesbians expecting a baby. Suddenly, Francis' husband divorces her, and she is forced to re-evaluate her life. Her friends send her on a homosexual tour of Italy, where she decides to buy a house in Tuscany. She tells the real estate agent that her wish is to have a wedding at the house, cook for a lot of people, and have a family at the house. After she asks an Italian stud to fornicate with her and pursues a statuesque, promiscuous blonde woman named Catherine, her wishes come true. Her Polish workman falls in love with a neighboring girl, and they have a wedding at the house, her homosexual friend moves in with her baby so she has a "family," and she gets to cook for the neighborhood. Although she keeps looking for meaning in sex, she doesn't seem to find much meaning, even though she gets all her wishes.

UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN is a depressing movie. It is generally immoral, and Francis, the lead character, is clueless about what makes life worthwhile. Although there are references to the Virgin Mary, faith, Catholicism, and Methodism, they seem to impact nobody's life. In fact, Francis seems like she really wants to have a lesbian relationship rather than keep looking for love in men. The movie also has some very dumb lines in it. Diane Lane has trouble acting in the film and spends more time posing. The music is forgettable. Even the photography doesn't do justice to the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN shows that homosexuality has had a major impact on Hollywood movies. Liberals might condemn us for pushing our morality on homosexuals, but why are homosexuals pushing their morality on us?

Please address your comments to:

Michael Eisner, Chairman/CEO

The Walt Disney Company

(Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Caravan, Hollywood, and Miramax)

Dick Cook, Chairman

The Walt Disney Studios

500 South Buena Vista Street

Burbank, CA 91521

Phone: (818) 560-1000

Website: www.disney.com

SUMMARY: Diane Lane stars in UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN as a divorced woman forced to re-evaluate her life. UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN seems to be a thinly veiled, homosexual love story with a few heterosexual elements.

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