Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
December 19, 2003
Rated PG-13 for sexual content and thematic issues
In 1953, a Berkeley graduate takes a job as a teacher at a women's college, but she soon learns that her attempts to challenge the minds of her intelligent students is frowned upon by the administration, who prefer to have their girls crafted to become wives....
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One of the box office duds of 2003 was Mona Lisa Smile
, one of the few fizzles that have appeared on Julia Roberts' resume in recent years. Thanks to bad timing, poor marketing and and a recognizable plot, it failed to make back its budget. Nonetheless, it is a surprisingly decent film with some entertaining moments. Full movie review »