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PG-13| 1 hr. 57 min.

Plot Summary
Katherine Watson (Julia Roberts) is a recent UCLA graduate hired to teach art history at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College, in 1953. Determined to confront the outdated mores of society and the institution that embraces them, Katherine inspires her traditional students including Betty (Kirsten Dunst) and Joan (Julia Stiles) to challenge the lives they are expected to lead.

Cast: Julia Roberts , Kirsten Dunst , Julia Stiles , Maggie Gyllenhaal , Juliet Stevenson , Dominic West , Ginnifer Goodwin , Topher Grace

Director: Mike Newell

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Release Date: December 19th, 2003|1 hr. 57 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    "Irritating" doesn't begin to describe Julia Roberts as Katherine, an art-history prof who arrives at Wellesley in 1953. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There's a spark missing, and where it's missing is in Roberts' conscientious but all too reserved performance. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Rather than being a fascinating exploration of a much more constrained time in our social history, the film simply feels anachronistic. show more

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