Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Released: 2003
Genre: Drama, Genre
Director: Mike Newell
Starring: Julia Stiles, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Roberts, ,
Run time: 117 min
IMDb: 6.5/10
Country: USA
Views: 169398


Katherine Ann Watson has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesley College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950s, and has a passion not only for art but for her students. For the most part, the students all seem to be biding their time, waiting to find the right man to marry. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. Altough a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson’s views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college.
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User Reviews: I really like this film although I think it is slanted to a female audience. I found some scenes between the students very moving and the actors were great to carry the story. I guess overall it was a little bland but as an inflight movie, I enjoyed it very much. Julia Roberts has a gorgeous laugh. It’s nice to have movies that encourage women to try and fit everything they want into their lives and to be the best and fullest they can be of their own free will and not feel tied to society’s expectations. Some people think it’s against men, but a lot of what you see in this film happens today. I think it’s an important story in trying to gain a balance between male and female relationships.

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