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Stealing Beauty [DVD] [Sensormatic]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • When 19-year-old Lucy Harmon (Liv Tyler) arrives in Tuscany, wondering about her mother (a recent suicide) and still nursing a crush on Niccolo, the local playboy she met on a visit four years earlier, everyone sits up and takes notice--especially director Bernardo Bertolucci, who trains his camera on the ingenue with understandable enthusiasm. The Graysons, who own the artists' colony and villa where Lucy's mother once wrote poetry, take the young girl in, and their guests enjoy the infusion of youth. Perhaps most deeply affected is Alex Parrish (Jeremy Irons), a terminally ill writer who finds Lucy charming and vital. Before such attentions, Lucy's interest in Niccolo (who turns out to be a jerk) quickly fades, replaced by an unexpected mystery regarding the identity of her father and a possible new love. And in a further attempt to understand her mother, Lucy writes light little poems as well. (Bertolucci has her words appear on the screen as she scribbles.) In fact, everything seems light in lush and lovely in Tuscany, which provides a gorgeous setting for the gifted ensemble to play out their intrigues.
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    • Rating - strong sexuality, nudity, some drug use and language
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2002834

  • Credits
    Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons, Donal McCann, Stefania Sandrelli, Jean Marais, Francesco Siciliano, Sinead Cusack, D.W. Moffett, Rachel Weisz
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A sensuous love poem to the Italian countryside..."
    Premiere

    "...Liv Tyler gives a luminous performance in STEALING BEAUTY..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...A pastoral treat....It's enough of a vacation itself to inspire a return visit..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...[A] shrewdly coy, hot little idyll....A great date movie..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...An exotic epic trilogy....A richly satisfying chamber piece that is both literary and utterly contemporary..."
    Variety

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