Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Up at the Villa

Posted on

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 B-

Scott Thomas revels in the role of a veddy proper English widow tempted by a good-time American (Penn) in pre-WWII Florence. Based on a W. Somerset Maugham novella, Up at the Villa is stuffed with lovely scenery, incredible hats, and stifled passion, but it all seems a little too Brit-lit familiar, and even when it heats up, just a touch cold. B-

Comments