Tea with Mussolini 1999

Florence 1934: A diverse group of cultured ladies meet for tea each afternoon: Lady Hester Random (Maggie Smith), widow of the British Ambassador to Italy, Arabella (Judi Dench), an artist and singer, Georgie (Lily Tomlin), the exuberant American archaeologis…
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Adult themes, Low level coarse language

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Florence 1934: A diverse group of cultured ladies meet for tea each afternoon: Lady Hester Random (Maggie Smith), widow of the British Ambassador to Italy, Arabella (Judi Dench), an artist and singer, Georgie (Lily Tomlin), the exuberant American archaeologist, and the brash and uninhibited Elsa (Cher). One of their fold, Mary (Joan Plowright), becomes surrogate mother to a young boy, Luca, and he is soon virtually adopted and brought up by the group of ladies. But the shifting political climate begins to have serious consequences for this unconventional community and the maturing Luca must face up to a personal challenge of independence.

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  • very good, semi-true, superb acting. Highly recommended

  • Fabulous period drama with a brilliant cast, beautiful scenery and clothes. The story itself also keeps your attention. Well woth a look.

  • Excellent

  • Can i give it six stars?!? This movie is absolutely a must to see, showing amazing landscapes of Florence and San Giminiano. I enjoyed the clever conversations and the fact that the Mussolini thing is just a concept; the plot is delicate and powerful at the same time. Especially interesting for me to see an Italy of the past from the eyes of English/American Immigrants. Go for it!

  • I loved this, the actors, the story and especially the location, having been to Italy only last year I can't get enough of it!!

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