Mona Lisa Smile

Mona Lisa Smile

DVD - 2003
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Set in 1953, Katherine Watson is a free-spirited graduate of UCLA who accepts a teaching post at Wellesley College, a women-only school where the students are torn between the repressive mores of the time and their longing for intellectual freedom
Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9781404905832
Branch Call Number: DVD Mona 2004
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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KHCPL_Tree Aug 08, 2017

A free-spirited art professor in the 1950s encourages her traditional students to question the world around them.

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May 24, 2016

This movie is perfect I watch it I stay up till one in the morning I reccomend that teens watch it.Not Children under 10 because you then this could tech them about Men and women in 1953 basically women.

Aug 21, 2014

Isn't this the school that Hillary Clinton went to? I know many people have their own reservation about the Clinton's but you can't deny that Hillary is an intelligent woman. It's unfortunate that Wellesley College being as polished as it's supposed to be taught women that the only thing they could amount to was being a housewife and having children. It's inexcusable to try to hinder someone's potential, but then again, look around you and in many areas you will find people who deny others the opportunity to get ahead just because they may feel threatened.

Dec 30, 2012

I saw the movie and I had liked it this is based on a true story this isnot
for children to watch

Apr 30, 2012

This movie was just ok. Found it pretty boring and would not recommend it.

wayne19711012 Jan 21, 2012

i am so glad i got my General Education Development ONLY

Dec 01, 2011

Beautiful acting by everyone! Good hearted family movie and one of the best!

Aug 08, 2011

Julia Roberts was the only good thing about this movie.

Jul 12, 2011

pg 13

Nov 09, 2009

Fair - Mona Lisa Smile (2003) 117 min. Wellesley College for women was a place for young woman to achieve academic greatness only to become stay-at-home wives; which of course “not there’s nothing wrong with that”. But to Katherine Watson, that direction was a major faux pas in her books. With revolutionary thought, Watson (played by Julia Roberts) moulds the young women to experience independent thought and break social norms. The film had great intent with a wonderful cast – unfortunately, the film's momentum loses itself especially when the scenes move away from the students and into Watson’s personal life.

Mar 23, 2008

Romantic Comedy with no easy answers. The role of women in the 50's is well portrayed. Julia Roberts is an endearing rebellious young professor.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.


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nadian Mar 28, 2009

"Not all who wander are aimless. Especially not those who seek truth beyond definition, beyond tradition, beyong the image."


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