Mona Lisa Smile details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Julia Stiles, Juliet Stevenson, Dominic West, Marcia Gay Harden, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Roberts, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ginnifer Good|
Mona Lisa Smile
|Run time:||1 hour 54 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 Jul 2004|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, English, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Romanian, Serbian, Slovene|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
Most helpful review
Fifties era relationship angst and Women's lib, Julia Roberts style. And all the horrors that implies.By theOneliner.com from Truth Or Consequences, Scotland , 17 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]50's America, a country in dire need of a missile crisis to shake thing up a bit. Into an cloyingly twee and pompous Wellesley College steps progressive Arts teacher Katherine Watson (Julia Roberts) who immediately sets about trying to liberate her female students with notions of independence and various other well-meaning slogans with little regard as to whether her choir wants to be preached to or not. This social commentary quickly fades away from the canvas leaving a rather lacklustre relationship drama that's spread over too many characters none of which are painted in more than the shallowest of brushstrokes. Floundering around making the same points multiple times over it's needlessly lengthy two hours, this would be a reasonably enjoyable film thanks to solid support from Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ginnifer Goodwin were it about a half hour slimmer. As it stands the film serves little purpose, unless you want to see Kirsten Dunst play the least sympathetic and most irritating portrayal of a supposedly realistic character seen this year. Julia Roberts pouts her way through her usual routine, so if you're part of the increasingly slim band of people not sick of her then you'll no doubt love this, otherwise steer clear.
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Mona lisa smileBy a customer from London , 27 Jan 2009Set in an american college for women in the 1950's. About women's freedom and traditions. Typical girlie movie.
Mona Lisa SmileBy a customer from BURNHAM , 19 Jan 2009I watched this movie late on Saturday night, and although this sort of thing is not really my cup of tea, I must admit that I was entertained by it, and that this film is exceptionally well made. There are some very good/strong performances from all the principal lead actresses. If you like films in the same vein, like The Cider House Rules and Little Women (1994), you will like Mona Lisa Smile.
nice sunday filmBy a customer from Nottingham , 17 Jan 2009Not earth shattering, just a pleasant story, good cast.
Womens RolesBy a customer from St Annes on Sea , 10 Jan 2009This film set in the 1950's showed how women had to fight for their rights in this situation and many others - good viewing
Mona Lisa SmileBy a customer from London , 22 Sep 2008I loved the style and atmosphere of the movie. Very visual.
Charming story giving an excellent insight to young women's lives in the 1950's, beautiful clothes and great actresses. Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal shine, amazing.