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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Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008A very slow moving film with little action. I fell asleep after watching it after 30 minutes. I think it's more suited to people who likes art and women of the 1950s!
hmmBy a customer from London , 15 Apr 2008i liked this movie, but i wouldnt watch it again
Mona Lisa SmileBy a customer from Grantham , 09 Apr 2008What a lovely film - great story, well acted and good entertainment
WatchableBy a customer from Cardiff, Wales , 07 Apr 2008I wanted to see this film for years as I like anything with Julia Roberts. Although this is far from being one of her best, it's still worth a look.
Mona Lisa SmileBy a customer from Cardiff , 27 Mar 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideOn balance, I liked this. I felt that the film came over a little too much in favour of the traditional roles, which made the ending seem a bit odd, but mostly it was pretty fair and everyone got some character development, which was nice! And all the actresses were really good-seriously star-studded cast and everyone performed well. Worth watching.