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This is a quintessential "chick flick." Diane Lane is Frances, a lonely recently-divorced American writer who goes on a guided tour of Tuscany and impulsively buys a house there. She hires a crew of men to remodel the place. The movie is full of romance, quirky dancing, fancy dinners, home remodeling, quaint old villages, seaside smooching, handsome men, images of the Virgin Mary and kittens. After watching it I had to watch an explosion-filled action movie just to re-confirm my gender identity. But there is a snake in this movie to provide a short diversion from wondering which handsome Italian man Diane Lane will hook up with.
Frances is outside standing on a ladder trimming some overgrown vines next to her bedroom window when she sees a snake and freaks out. The snake crawls into her bedroom window. (Paging Dr. Freud.) She asks her handsome Italian realtor to come over and search her bedroom but he can't find the snake. She asks him to look under her bed and the sexual tension builds to the point where the realtor starts to sweat and has to tell her that if he wasn't married he would start making love to her. And that's how we find out he's no longer in the running. The whole snake scene is just an excuse to show Frances worrying about why she's single and alone in a big house in a foreign country.