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Playing Mona Lisa (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  1 May 2000 (USA)
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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?

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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>

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Rated R for drug content, sex-related dialogue and brief language | See all certifications »
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1 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Two Goldsteins on Acid  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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When Eddie takes Clair to the greenhouse for pizza, you can see a cameraman crouching behind leaves as they enter, even though he says they closed it a long time ago. See more »

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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".
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References Baywatch (1989) See more »

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Pushing The Rock Up The Hill
Performed by Wendie Colter.
2001 Yukon Records
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TV sitcom quality chick flick
5 January 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Claire (Witt) is having trouble getting her concert piano career on track thanks to a semi-functional family, romantic woes, and kookie friends. "Playing Mona Lisa" is a formula sitcom quality flick full of cliche characters with just enough of a creative edge to keep me from thumbing the fast-forward button. There's little new here and nothing to get excited about. However, "Playing Mona Lisa" might be worth a look for the couch potato surfing for chick flix. (C)


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