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Katherine Ann Watson has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesley College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950s, and has a passion not only for art but for her students. For the most part, the students all seem to be biding their time, waiting to find the right man to marry. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. Altough a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson's views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college. Written by
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All her life, she had wanted to teach at Wellesley College. So, when a position opened in the Art History department, she pursued it single-mindedly until she was hired. It was whispered that Katherine Watson, a first-year teacher from Oakland State, made up in brains what she lacked in pedigree. Which was why this bohemian from California was on her way to the most conservative college in the nation.
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1st watched 4/4/2004 - 5 out of 10(Dir-Mike Newell): Formulaic nice-teacher film with Julia Roberts as the nice teacher. The only difference between this movie and many others about a teacher who changes the students lives supposedly for the better is that it occurs at an all-girls school(can you say `Dead Poets Soceity' for women). Roberts is watchable as usual, but that's about it. The stories of the students is much more interesting but not enough screen time is given for this and what we end up getting is a very surfacy film about life and love in the early 50's for young girls. It's a shame because the intended topic, women's changing role in society, seems to be given second place to the stars and their performances. It's possible that because I'm a man, the story didn't grip me like it should have but I couldn't change sexes just for this review. My best advice is try it and see if you like it and disagree with me if you want, but this is my interpretation of this `could have been good film' that wasn't.
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