Mona Lisa Smile

Mona Lisa Smile
Mona Lisa Smile
  • PG-13
  • 1h 59m
  • 2003
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Academy Award ®-winner Julia Roberts (Best Actress in a Leading Role, Erin Brockovich, 2000) leads an all-star cast featuring Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Marcia Gay Harden. Mona Lisa Smile is a funny, inspiring and uplifting film about an art history professor with a lot to teach about life and much to learn about romance.

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Common Sense Says
Glossy entertainment value but far from art.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has very explicit sexual references for a PG-13 movie, including promiscuous characters, adultery, and discussion of birth control (which was illegal in the era portrayed in the movie). Characters drink, some get tipsy, and some abuse alcohol. Just about everyone smokes. Characters use strong language including an ugly anti-Semitic epithet. Strengths of the movie include its efforts to address the issues that would be raised by the feminists of the 1960s and its positive portrayal of a gay character who is accepted without prejudice (though dismissed from her position for other reasons).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 19, 2003
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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