The wide screen edition of this film is a pleasant romantic romp. It's a silly bit of fluff, temptingly naughty, but ultimately good fun. David Leland who was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay "Mona Lisa" and who directed the DVD tribute to George Harrison, A Concert for George, directs this project. Dino Di Laurentis produced and has comments on the DVD extras. The film doesn't totally hang together such as "A Knight's Tale" to which it has been compared, because it doesn't tell the story as well. Hayden Christensen, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for the film "Like a House" & starred in Jumper, plays Lorenzo de Lamberti, a rogue who is swift with his sword & swift with his other sword (bad pun, sorry). The film is based on a classic book "Decameron" and has Christensen hiding out at a convent where the lovely nuns are not shy about satisfying their earthly desires. If there is any religious contradiction here, none is alluded to in the film. Italian actress Anna Galiena plays the Abbess who heads a bevy of desirable nuns. Mischa Barton was a child actress in one of my very favorite films, Lawn Dogs. As Pampinea, the lovely girl whose parents die in the plague, she serves as damsel in distress. She is set to marry a Russian count played by Matthew Rhys, who plays the gay Kevin Walker on TV's "Brothers & Sisters." He gets sidetracked at a pond on his way to marry Pampinea. Tim Roth plays the bad guy, seemingly out of step with the comedy of the piece. Rather than a funny villain, he comes across as a serious one, as if this were a serious picture. Roth was nominated for an Oscar for "Rob Roy." David Walliams who was in "Stardust" plays the silly cart pusher in a delightful cameo. In the DVD extras, Hayden Christensen tells about being embarrassed for the girls who had to disrobe. Then he adds that he would go back and shoot another film if offered. While this film doesn't totally hang together, it has enough eye candy to tease and entertain. Enjoy!