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Up at the Villa

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Sean Penn, Kristin Scott-Thomas, ...

Up at the Villa

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
115 minutes
performer:
Sean Penn, Kristin Scott-Thomas
director:
Philip Haas
distributor:
Intermedia Films
genre:
Historical, Romance

We gave it a C-

”The English Patient”’s Kristin Scott Thomas finds herself in another adulterous imbroglio. She’s a penniless widow in pre-WWII fascist Florence who weighs her romantic options after a wealthy but passionless gentleman proposes. Sean Penn stars as a brash, married American who proves tempting. Director Philip Haas (”Angels & Insects”) adapted the film from W. Somerset Maugham’s 1941 novella.