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 Epsom , 03 Sep 2008I enjoyed this film. I like Julia Roberts and thats why I choose to watch it. I wouldn't say its her best film but still an interesting story about ladies in America in the 1950's.
Mona Lisa SmileBy a customer from stroud, glos , 08 Jul 2008Above average chick-flick. Julia Roberts is a star.
Difinite SmileBy Ellie (44 reviews) from Stanley , 04 Jul 2008I thought this was fantastic. Julia Roberts gives another brilliant and memorable performance as a new school teacher. Julia Stiles and the other supporting main characters are also very good. I like the story, the feminism and also the softer side that the girls show. Thought provoking and very well put together.
I dont have one bad word to say against it, i thoroughly enjoyed it.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008This is the type of film that Sunday afternoons were invented for. Nice gentle pace and Julia Roberts superb as ever. An interesting insight to the US upper class in the 1950's....
best seen with partner in hand and big box of choclates.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008Brash young American women from the 1990's learn about brash young American women from the 50's and make a typecast movie under the direction of a British guy who likes to play safe.
It's pretty good, though, for a single viewing, and it contains absolutely no senselessly stylish murders, tortures or acts of brutality.
My God, that Julie has some charisma - almost too much for the part she's playing.