A nice film that Julia Roberts played outstandingly.
In 1953, a time when women's roles were rigidly defined, free-spirited, novice art history professor Katherine Watson begins teaching at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College--which despite its... read more
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release Date: December 19, 2003
DVD Release Date: March 9, 2004
Stats: 5,814 reviews
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October 31, 2010
Mona Lisa Smile,which is set in 1953/54, tells the story of Katherine Ann Watson (played by Julia Roberts), a teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school who leaves her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts coll...
July 11, 2010
Julia Roberts plays a teacher in the mid-1950's when colleges like Wellesley seem to exist just to prepare young women to be housewives, not independent people. Similar to 'To Sir with Love', the teacher has to not only teach, but inspire her students to strive to do the best th...
March 12, 2010
Mona Lisa Smile tries to be something unique and relies on it's all-star female audience far too much. Although I did enjoy it, there seems to be no real qualities to the plot. The cast really keeps your interest in this film and the social context, in which it's set, leaves you ...
December 19, 2009
In a world that told them how to live, she taught them how to think.
July 12, 2009
Really good movie.
August 16, 2008
Funny and sweet. One of the reasons I like this "inspirational teacher" story is that Katherine gets called out on her own liberal prejudices towards the institution of home, and realizes one's own choices take precedence over pseudo-subversive chic.
July 4, 2008
i really enjoyed it really gd
October 13, 2007
Better than I would have thought. I guess that's what wives are good for.
August 18, 2007
Julia is a art history teacher who tries to inspire her students.
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