Shadow Dancer, The (2005, GBR/ITA/FRA) C-100m. SCOPE ** D: Brad Mirman. Starring Joshua Jackson, Harvey Keitel, Claire Forlani, John Rhys-Davies, Giancarlo Giannini, Armando Pucci. By-the-numbers romantic comedy drama about retired writer Keitel, who's living the good life in Tuscany, Italy, when greenhorn Jackson is sent to persuade him to make a comeback. Naturally, initial contempt for each other turns into friendship, and love also plays a role in this contrivance. Not bad, with an impressive cast and some beautiful Italian architecture. Written by the director. Also known as SHADOWS IN THE SUN (whatever that is supposed to mean).

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