Mona Lisa Smile

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Mona Lisa Smile

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Mona Lisa Smile

Release Date: December 19, 2003

Year    :   2003
Slogan    :   «In a world that told them how to think, she showed them how to live.»
Genres    :   Drama, History, Romance
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios, Red Om Films
Director    :   Mike Newell
Producers    :   Ellen Chenoweth, Paul Schiff, Joe Roth, Susie Farris, Richard Baratta, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Deborah Schindler
Writers    :   Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal
RunTime    :   117 mins.
Budget    :   65000000

Katherine Watson 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 Determined to confront the outdated mores of society and the institution that embraces them, Katherine inspires her traditional students, including Betty and Joan, to challenge the lives they are expected to lead.

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