Any film w/Firenze as its location, immediately gets my attention, and Noble Earth did not disappoint me. Nothing over the top, but the dreamy Tuscan city is shown in the same dream-like images I remember experiencing when I spent a summer there back in '92, so I really enjoyed revisiting the streets and the few iconic Florentine views the film shows the viewer. Noble Earth does not have a strong plot, but it does provide a very intimate glimpse of the day-to-day life of Italy's modern day privileged elite "has-beens." It also successfully portrays the (bad) impression that such elitist has-beens (in denial) often give outsiders, such as the film's lead character, who stumbled upon this family's oldest son and swiftly becomes his fiancee. She enjoys a small taste of La Dolce Vita w/them, but as the film winds down, reality starts to peek through, leaving her to choose between playing along w/the false pretenses of this family and its circle of friends, or being true to herself.