From the Director of "Last Tango In Paris", STEALING BEAUTY explores one girl's intriguing journey into womanhood in a provocative story of passion and self discovery. When 19-year-old Lucy (LIV TYLER) arrives in Tuscany to spend the summer with her late Mother's free spirited Bohemian friends, she soon finds herself in pursuit of an unfulfilled romance. Guided by the kindness and wisdom of Max (JEREMY IRONS), Lucy finds herself battling with her emotions in a sensual adventure that leads to the ultimate enlightenment.
The film is set entirely in an attractive Tuscan landscape, involving a disparate set of characters that I found hard to identify with and lost patience following. The plot meanders on in a fairly predictable way, with little real direction.