Lazy-Day Movies: 15 Compelling Flicks to Enjoy in Your Downtime

From comedy and romance to action and drama, try these suggestions for great lazy-day viewing (16 Photos)

Kim Potts on Apr 27, 2009 at 12:00AM

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Lazy-Day Movies: 15 Compelling Flicks to Enjoy in Your Downtime

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Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

Not only is Tuscan pure escapist fun, but watching the life-affirming movie is like picking up an issue of an Italian travel magazine. Diane Lane plays Frances Mayes, a writer whose world is upended when she finds out her husband is cheating on her. Her pregnant BFF Patti (Sandra Oh) suggests the depressed Frances head off on a trip to Tuscany, where she falls in love -- with a rundown villa. Frances buys the villa and bonds with her quirky new neighbors and the Polish immigrants who help her turn her fixer-upper into a lovely home. Ultimately, thanks to a wedding she hosts at the revamped homestead, she undergoes a transformation too and finds yet another love, this time of the human variety.

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