MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 598 this week

Playing Mona Lisa (2000)

 -  Comedy  -  1 May 2000 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 678 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 10 critic

A young pianist is looking for love in all the wrong places once her fiancee drops her. Maybe her flame will be rekindled both for the piano and a new love?

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 239 titles
created 07 Apr 2011
 
a list of 89 titles
created 25 Apr 2011
 
a list of 3338 titles
created 07 Aug 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 01 Mar 2012
 
a list of 8364 titles
created 15 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Playing Mona Lisa (2000)

Playing Mona Lisa (2000) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Playing Mona Lisa.
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Passion's Way (1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Set in early 1900's France, a widow renews a former romantic interest until it is discovered that he has had a past fling with one of her new employees, a nanny. This sets the two women ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman
Stars: Sela Ward, Timothy Dalton, Alicia Witt
Playdate (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

New Mom, Amy, is not only new to the suburban life, (having left her high powered job in the city to focus her attention on raising her daughter) she's also new to the mommy politics that ... See full summary »

Director: Melanie Mayron
Stars: Stephanie Lemelin, Alicia Witt, Greg Vaughan
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Three escaped convicts hide out in the home a reclusive woman as they wait to catch a ferry.

Director: Sam Pillsbury
Stars: Billy Zane, Kelly McGillis, Henry Rollins
Fun (1994)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Hillary and Bonnie meet one morning by the side of the road. They become fast friends, share their secrets, and on a rising wave of frenzy later that afternoon, murder an old woman. They did it, they say later, for fun.

Director: Rafal Zielinski
Stars: Renée Humphrey, Alicia Witt, William R. Moses
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A pilot gets shot down and gets amnesia; later on his grief-stricken wife finds him in a small town, and is shocked that he doesn't remember her.

Director: Terri Farley-Teruel
Stars: Brooke Langton, Colin Egglesfield, James Denton
Bookies (2003)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Centers on four college friends who become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.

Director: Mark Illsley
Stars: Nick Stahl, Johnny Galecki, Lukas Haas
Joint Body (2011)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After his ex-wife bars him from seeing their daughter, a parolee finds kinship with a troubled woman who helps him re-evaluate his life.

Director: Brian Jun
Stars: Alicia Witt, Bellamy Young, Mark Pellegrino
White Like Me (2004)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

When Gus and Marcus stop at a remote motel for the evening, their ongoing debate about the state of race relations in America takes a turn that neither of them could have anticipated.

Director: Gregory Fitzsimmons
Stars: Martin Donovan, Johnny Galecki
American Girl (2002)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A pregnant teenager is determined to leave her trailer park home with the hope of living a happy family life.

Director: Jordan Brady
Stars: Jena Malone, Harmony Blossom, Erik von Detten
Chrystal (2004)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sixteen years after the accident that claimed his son's life and permanently injured his wife, a man returns to his home in search of redemption.

Director: Ray McKinnon
Stars: Lisa Blount, Billy Bob Thornton, Kamron Ross Stacey
Becoming Glen (TV Movie 2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Johnny Galecki, Soren Fulton, Josh Hutcherson
Mixed Signals (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Directors: Sasha Gelbart, Eric Tipton
Stars: Jason London, Brooke Langton, Peter Johansson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Claire Goldstein
...
...
...
...
Eddie / Carl / Ben
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Joe Mazza ...
Barry / Bo
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Claire Goldstein is a gifted pianist, but the same week that none of her friends pass a major competition, including her boyfriend Jeremy, he dumps her. An earthquake in San Francisco damages her apartment, so she must cross town to live with her parents. Her sister is about to get married; her mom is into the occult; her dad is withdrawing and losing his job. Claire obsesses about Jeremy, despite her girlfriends' advising her how to interest other men ("look mysterious, like Mona Lisa") and taking her to parties. Her sweet teacher, Bennett, gets her auditions, but she blows them off. Then, she meets Eddie. Is he the key to her rejoining the human race? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content, sex-related dialogue and brief language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Two Goldsteins on Acid  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There are a few homages to the sitcom Friends (1994) in this movie. Elliott Gould and Marlo Thomas play husband and wife in this movie and both played Ross's and Monica's father, Jack Geller and Rachel's mother, Sandy Green respectively. When Bo and Bennett are talking in the bedroom, Bo said that he changed his name to 'Barry' because 'Bo' wasn't a good name for a dental practice. In Friends (1994), Rachel's ex-fiancé is also named Barry and he is also a dentist. See more »

Goofs

When Claire puts the Tchaikovsky Competition letter on her mirror, she puts it across the corner lengthwise. In the next and subsequent shots, it can be seen sticking out of the corner endwise. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: No, I only work at the video store part time, and at night I'm working on my first novel, called "I Hate People".
See more »

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Tender
Performed by Blur.
Written by Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon.
2000 Parlophone UK
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
NICE WAY TO KILL AN HOUR AND A HALF
29 June 2003 | by (Minneapolis, MN, USA) – See all my reviews

I used to run a video store and this movie rarely got rented. It came on cable this afternoon and I didn't have anything else to do. I found the beginning of the film slow and rather predictable, but, as it got further into the story, I actually found myself hanging on the story, curious as to what could POSSIBLY happen next. I now find myself wondering why it never got rented in the store, because this was REALLY a good movie. I keep guessing if it was a romantic movie trying to be funny or a comedy trying to be romantic. The blend of both is what I actually enjoyed most about the film.

I have only seen one other movies with Alicia Witt, but I think I'm going to be looking for more of her. Elliott Gould and Marlo Thomas are a nice blend as her parents, too.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone Find A Soundtrack? lifeshappyending
I missed the end... can somebody please fill me in? mia2164
Not A Romance! M_DUB656
PLAYING MONA LISA newshound620
Does spaghetti need meatball ? kdy_9
The Gellers + the Greens dielois
Discuss Playing Mona Lisa (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?