Anna is in her forties and she spends summer holiday with her friends Verena and George. Anna is staying at their Tuscan villa but she hangs out with the teenage siblings and their cousin Oakley. Everything is going well until there is uproar about the teens stealing a car and Anna tells George. Now Anna’s situation is that she observes the family as an outsider, unrelated to them and from a distance. She is especially shunned by the teens.
The dialogue seems to be ad lib but it was scripted. There is a very slow pace to this film but the scenery is very beautiful. Anna is having problem in her life but she doesn't discuss this with Verena until the end. Verena is hurt because Anna hasn't spent any time with her. She feels Anna is her oldest and dearest friend. 2 1/2* (This movie is OK)
100 min, Drama directed by Joanna Hogg with Kathryn Worth, Harry Kershaw, Emma Hiddleston, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Tom Hiddleston, Mary Roscoe, Michael Hadley, David Rintoul, Leonetta Mazzini, Nicoleta Stroe.
Note: Imdb 6.5 out of 10, 87% critic 59% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.2* out of 5 with 31 reviews.
Special Note: Filmed in Siena, Tuscany, Italy. In real life, Tom Hiddleston and Emma Hiddleston are brother and sister but they don’t play siblings in this film. Tom Hiddleston has also been in Wallander, Cranford, Thor, War Horse, The Avengers and Crimson Peak. Emma Hiddleston has been in Father Brown, Endeavor, and Wolf Hall.