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Mona Lisa Smile -- A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 50's Wellesley girls to question their traditional societal roles.

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Lawrence Konner (written by) &
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19 December 2003 (USA) See more »
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In a world that told them how to think, she showed them how to live. See more »
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A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations See more »
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A well-made Wellesley College period piece. See more (257 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julia Roberts ... Katherine Ann Watson

Kirsten Dunst ... Betty Warren

Julia Stiles ... Joan Brandwyn

Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Giselle Levy

Ginnifer Goodwin ... Connie Baker

Dominic West ... Bill Dunbar

Juliet Stevenson ... Amanda Armstrong

Marcia Gay Harden ... Nancy Abbey

John Slattery ... Paul Moore

Marian Seldes ... President Jocelyn Carr
Donna Mitchell ... Mrs. Warren
Terence Rigby ... Dr. Edward Staunton

Jennie Eisenhower ... Girl at the Station
Leslie Lyles ... Housing Director

Laura Allen ... Susan Delacorte

Topher Grace ... Tommy Donegal
Lily Lodge ... House Matron

Jordan Bridges ... Spencer Jones

Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Charlie Stewart
Christopher Braden Jones ... Bartender

Chuck Montgomery ... Tall Man

Taylor Roberts ... Louise

John Scurti ... Stan Sher
Ed Peed ... Taxi Driver
Rony Clanton ... Porter
Becky Veduccio ... Blue Ship Hostess
Paul Vincent Black ... Joseph O'Neill

Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Miss Albini
June Miller ... Cape Cod Hostess

Aleksa Palladino ... Frances the Girl in Italian Class
Charles Techman ... Harvard Dorm Monitor

Lauren Adler ... Art History Student
Daisy Baldwin ... Art History Student

Janine Barris ... Art History Student

Emily Bauer ... Art History Student

Kirstie Bingham ... Art History Student

Jennifer Bowen ... Art History Student
Angelique Claire ... Art History Student

Nikki Coble ... Art History Student

Kristen Connolly ... Art History Student
Kristyn Coppola ... Art History Student
Kimberly Ehly ... Art History Student
Megan Marie Ford ... Art History Student
Lauren Fruchter ... Art History Student
Kate Glass ... Art History Student
Amanda Gruss ... Art History Student
Stella Hao ... Art History Student
Walker Hays ... Art History Student
Michele Hillen ... Art History Student

Annika Marks ... Art History Student
Amy Montminy ... Art History Student

Lily Rabe ... Art History Student

Katherine Reilly ... Art History Student

Krysten Ritter ... Art History Student

Brandy Tipton ... Art History Student
Trisha Trokan ... Art History Student
Megan Tropea ... Art History Student

Maja Wampuszyc ... Art History Student (as Maja Walpvszyl)

Mary Pascoe ... Photographer (as Mary S. Pascoe)

Elise Passamani ... Phyllis
Laura M. Flahive ... Wet Girl
Devon Jencks ... Wet Girl
Erin E. Richardson ... Wet Girl
Emily R. See ... Wet Girl
Rob Buntzen ... Wedding Planner Host

Richard O'Rourke ... Igor
Chris Bonomo ... Groomsman
Katherine Argo ... Dancer

Shelby Bond ... Dancer
Lou Brock ... Dancer
Michael Choi ... Dancer
Melissa Deles ... Dancer
John D. Fowler ... Dancer
Nicole Frydman ... Dancer
Noelle Gibson ... Dancer
Maria Vicens Girau ... Dancer
Natalie Gomez ... Dancer
Sid Grant ... Dancer

Madeleine Hackney ... Dancer
Betina Hershey ... Dancer
Yuval Hod ... Dancer
Richard Jones ... Dancer
Jerry Jordan ... Dancer
Nickolay Khazanov ... Dancer
Nadia Kravets ... Dancer
Maria Levinstein ... Dancer
KellyDawn Malloy ... Dancer
Annette Nicole ... Dancer
Lance Olds ... Dancer
Joe Palmer ... Dancer
Christian Perry ... Dancer

Daniel Ponickly ... Dancer
Tony Scheppler ... Dancer
Solomon Singer ... Dancer

Gabriel Vaughan ... Dancer

Kim Villanueva ... Dancer
Dan Weltner ... Dancer
Sarah Billings Wheeler ... Dancer
Denise Zadroga ... Dancer
Peter J. Rowan ... Wedding Photographer

Tori Amos ... Wedding Singer

Kevin Osborne ... Band Announcer
Brad Mehldau ... Pianist
Larry Grenadier ... Bass Player

Julie Wagner ... Bartender

Jennifer Anderson ... Projectionist
Lindsey White ... Projectionist

Chris Burke ... Custodian
Dorothy Dwyer ... Faculty

Melanie Angelique Moyer ... Christmas Student

Canedy Knowles ... Christmas Student
Kristen Marie Holly ... Christmas Student
Carrie Ann Kaye ... Christmas Student
Liliane Thomas ... Woman on Train

Jackie Sanders ... Band Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Corey W. Allen ... Giselle's Wedding Date (uncredited)

Kevin Anton ... Harvard Student (uncredited)

Rob Armstrong ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Whitney Avalon ... Almost-Hit Bike Rider (uncredited)

Eric Bruno Borgman ... College Janitor (uncredited)

Jodie Brunelle ... Student (uncredited)
Marylouise Burke ... President Jocelyn Carr's Secretary (uncredited)

Jean Burns ... Hoop Roller (uncredited)
Brooke Campbell ... Extra (uncredited)
Katrina Connor ... Art History Student (uncredited)
Marcus Allen Cooper ... Harvard Student (uncredited)

Michael Cuomo ... Swing Dancer (uncredited)
Grenville Cuyler ... Phillip McIntyre (uncredited)

Erik Davies ... Robert Flint (uncredited)
Fred DeReau ... Warren Cousin (uncredited)

Marlo DiCrasto ... Art History Student (uncredited)

Ashley Dru Douglass ... Art History Student (uncredited)

Liesl Ehardt ... Joan Brandwyn's Friend (uncredited)
Aprill Fasino ... Art History Student / Dancer (uncredited)
Lauren Ferrara ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Megan Ferrara ... Little Girl (uncredited)

Anna Fields ... Eleanor Warren (uncredited)
Jeannette Gould ... Faculty (uncredited)
Kathryn Gracey ... Professor (uncredited)
Keith Hallworth ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Eric Hersh ... Harvard Student (uncredited)
Ashley Hillis ... Student (uncredited)

Jessica Leigh Johnson ... Art History Student (uncredited)
Vivian Kalinov ... Artist; Metal Sculptor (uncredited)
Dana Lubotsky ... Student (uncredited)

Josh Mann ... Harvard Student (uncredited)

Trish McGettrick ... Governor's Wife (uncredited)
Denis McKeown ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Marisa Mickel ... Student (uncredited)
Mark C. Montague ... Business Man (uncredited)

Randi Newton ... Miranda (uncredited)

Marni Penning ... Art History Student (uncredited)

James Donnell Quinn ... Student (uncredited)
Dina Rose Rivera ... Art History Student (uncredited)
Lindsay Roth ... Student (uncredited)

Maria Rusolo ... Swing Dancer (uncredited)

Gabrielle Salinger ... Hoop Girl (uncredited)
Megan Sambataro ... Student (uncredited)

Cristie Schoen ... Alto Sax Player (uncredited)

Matthew Shaffer ... Dancer (uncredited)

Frank Stellato ... NYC Cabbie (uncredited)
Jill Whitaker ... Vanessa McEntyre (uncredited)

Gunna Wilson ... Spencer's Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mike Newell 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Lawrence Konner (written by) &
Mark Rosenthal (written by)

Produced by
Richard Baratta .... co-producer
Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas .... producer
Joe Roth .... executive producer
Paul Schiff .... producer
Deborah Schindler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rachel Portman 
 
Cinematography by
Anastas N. Michos (director of photography) (as Anastas Michos)
 
Film Editing by
Mick Audsley 
 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
Susie Farris 
 
Production Design by
Jane Musky 
 
Art Direction by
Patricia Woodbridge 
 
Set Decoration by
Susan Bode  (as Susan Tyson)
Chris Nickerson 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Dennison 
 
Makeup Department
Carla Antonino .... makeup artist
Kristen Barry .... hair stylist
Margot Boccia .... makeup department head
John Caglione Jr. .... co-key makeup artist
Robert Chiu .... hair stylist
Jane Choi .... assistant makeup artist
Bonnie Clevering .... hair stylist: Ms. Roberts
Mary Cooke .... hair stylist
Richard Dean .... makeup artist: Ms. Roberts
Paula Dion .... hair stylist
Joseph Farulla .... makeup artist
Donna Marie Fischetto .... hair stylist
Rob Fitz .... additional makeup artist
Lisa Hazell .... assistant hair stylist
Michelle Johnson .... key hair stylist
Frances A. Kolar .... co-key makeup artist
Heidi Kulow .... makeup artist
Jeri La Shay .... additional makeup artist
Christine Leiter .... makeup artist
Brenda McNally .... hair stylist
Kyra Panchenko .... additional makeup artist: Kristen Dunst, Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Kerrie R. Plant .... makeup artist
John Quaglia .... key hair stylist (as John D. Quaglia)
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair department head
Joe Rossi .... makeup artist
Sherryn Smith .... additional makeup artist
Mary Anne Spano .... additional makeup artist
Rebecca Woodfork .... additional hair stylist
Jeni Zaharian .... additional makeup assistant: Boston
Nicki Ledermann .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Trish Seeney .... additional makeup artist: Boston (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Richard Baratta .... unit production manager
Tania Blunden .... post-production supervisor (as Tania Windsor)
Paula McBreen .... production manager: additional filming, UK
Pamela Thur .... assistant production manager
Pamela Thur .... production manager: second unit, Arizona, Oakland
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Eric Chapman .... assistant director: re-shoots
Nancy Herrmann .... additional second assistant director
Eddie Micallef .... second assistant director
Joseph P. Reidy .... first assistant director
Paul Schiff .... second unit director
Noelle Stehman .... additional second assistant director
Christopher Surgent .... first assistant director: second unit (as Chris Surgent)
Christopher Surgent .... second assistant director (as Chris Surgent)
 
Art Department
Joseph Alfieri .... construction coordinator
Peter Allburn .... journeyman scenic
JoAnn Atwood .... additional props
Toni Barton .... assistant art director
Mickey Carter .... props
James Donahue .... scenic artist
Monica Fedrick .... graphic designer
Ray Fisher .... lead man: reshoots
Mark Fitzgibbons .... assistant art director
Kyra Friedman Curcio .... assistant set decorator (as Kyra Friedman)
Scott Gertsen .... carpenter
Robert Griffon Jr. .... property master
Denise Gurkas .... chargeperson scenic artist
Michael Kall .... carpenter
Darrell K. Keister .... assistant art director
Marion Kolsby .... assistant art director
Barbra Matis .... assistant art director
Butch McCarthy .... on-set greens (as John 'Butch' McCarthy)
John McDonnell .... assistant property master
Jeff Naparstek .... set dresser
Garry Pastore .... set dresser
Ivan Pazlamatchev .... scenic artist
Addison Pettit .... lead graphic artist
Gerarda Pizzarello .... journeyman scenic
Brett Pransky .... art department coordinator
Jeremy D. Pratt .... construction accountant
Paul Richards .... set dresser
Adam Roffman .... set dresser: Boston
Daniel Rosenfeld .... scenic shop manager: re-shoot
Sherryl Sachs .... scenic artist
Michael Scarola .... key construction grip
Kurt Smith .... construction coordinator: Boston
Carl Sprague .... art director: Boston
Theodore Suchecki .... props
Joseph Michael Tenga .... assistant art director
Susan Uriarte .... art department production assistant
Dave Weinman .... leadman
Alyssa Winter .... assistant set decorator
Melissa Cooperman .... set dresser: Boston (uncredited)
Sarah Dennis .... set decorating production assistant (uncredited)
Flo Frintzilas .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Peter Letzelter-Smith .... props (uncredited)
Molly Page .... assistant to production designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Auguste .... supervising sound editor
Sam Auguste .... assistant sound editor
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Tim Cavagin .... sound re-recording mixer
Colin Cooper .... adr mixer
Colette D. Dahanne .... adr mixer (as Colette Dahanne)
Andie Derrick .... foley artist
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Phillip A. Hamilton .... adr recordist
Lee Kerr .... adr mixer
Sean Landeros .... sound recordist
Daniel Laurie .... adr editor
Daniel Laurie .... dialogue editor
Kim Maitland .... sound recordist
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
T.J. O'Mara .... production sound mixer
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Steve Single .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Derek Trigg .... foley editor
Joe White .... boom operator
G. John Garrett .... playback recordist (uncredited)
Suzie Hollander .... dailies synching (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
William 'Billy Jack' Jakielaszek .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Marcus Alexander .... visual effects editor: Framestore CFC
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects supervisor
Timothy Michael Cairns .... quality control supervisor: Efilm/Panavision
Michael Eaves .... digital color timer: efilm
Drew Jones .... visual effects executive producer
Kevin Lin .... digital cleanup artist
Christian Manz .... digital compositor
Nicholas Seal .... digital compositor
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Almeida .... lamp operator
Tony Arnaud .... grip
Woody Bell .... company grip: on-location
Braden Belmonte .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Arnold F. Brown .... grip
Kenny Burke .... rigging grip
Ronald Burke .... dolly grip (as Ronnie Burke)
Paul Candrilli .... grip
Mel Cannon .... additional grip
Rick Cardillo .... rigging electrician
Andrew Cheung .... grip
Robert Clark .... rigging grip: Boston
Stephen Consentino .... Steadicam operator
Brian Corbett .... grip
Ralph G. Crowley .... best boy electric
Peter D'Angelo .... electric
Andy Day .... gaffer
Karen L. Dicey .... rigging grip: Boston
James Edmiston .... grip
Rachelle Fankhauser .... electrician: Boston
Kevin Flynn .... best boy grip
Dave Freeth .... libra technician
Daryl Furr .... rigging electrician
Jamie Gallagher .... generator operator
Jim Galvin .... dimmer technician
Christopher F. Graneto .... grip
Michael N. Green .... additional rigging electrician
Shawn Greene .... electrician
Charlie Grubbs .... rigging gaffer
Michael Guerra .... gaffer: second unit, Boston
Timothy Healy .... electrician
William Hines .... stage rigging gaffer
Michael Hunold .... lamp operator
Mary Anne Janke .... second assistant camera
Jessica Jennings .... electrician
Brian R. Johnson .... generator operator
Brendan Keefe .... electrician: Boston
Chris Kilduff .... grip
Zach Lazar .... electrician
Christopher Liscinsky .... lamp operator
Chris Lombardozzi .... generator operator
John R. Loyd .... electrician
Brendon Malone .... grip
Roger Marbury .... best boy electric: Boston
Bob Marshak .... still photographer
Peter Masterson .... camera operator
Kevin McKenna .... video assist operator
Hollis Meminger .... camera loader
Tim Metivier .... first assistant camera
Daniel Moder .... director of photography: second unit
Ed Nessen .... additional film loader
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Anna Novick .... grip
Rocco Palmieri .... lamp operator
Michael Peterson .... rigging electric
Balint Pinczehelyi .... grip
Brian A. Pitts .... lightboard operator
Tom Prate .... key grip
Mike Reed .... rigging best boy electric
Kyle Rudolph .... Steadicam operator
Lowell Schulman .... rigging electrician
Tom Shinn .... electrician
Susan Starr .... additional camera operator
Craig Striano .... crane operator: Super Technocrane
Chad Strohmayer .... additional electric
Darrell Temple .... best boy grip: boston
Irapaul Turner .... grip
Tom Vulliez .... grip
Frans Wetterings III .... rigging best boy: Boston
Richard Yacuk .... stage rigging grip
Paul Goroff .... super technocrane operator (uncredited)
Ian Speed .... libra technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
Peter Dudgeon .... extras casting assistant
Kevin Fennessy .... extras casting: Boston
Kevin Fennessy .... location casting: Boston
Stephanie Holbrook .... casting associate
Anna Maniscalco .... extras casting associate
Cindy Morton .... extras casting associate: Boston
Jennifer Sabel .... extras casting assistant
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wayne Allen .... costumer
Susan Bakula .... costume tailor
Jodi Baldwin .... costumer
Brian K. Barnes .... wardrobe production assistant
Stephanie Biear .... seamstress
Sabrina Calley .... costumer
Susan Carrano .... assistant costume designer
Patrick Chevillot .... assistant costume designer
Charles C. Crutchfield .... additional costumer
David Davenport .... wardrobe supervisor
Richelle Devereaux-Murray .... costumer: Boston
Lara Greene .... seamstress
Lara Greene .... tailor
Amy Habacker .... set costumer
Addie Hall .... costumer
Mei Lai Hippisley Coxe .... set costumer
Debbie Holbrook .... key costumer: Massachusetts
Joni M. Huth .... costume shop supervisor
Nina Johnston .... key set costumer
John Kouromihelakis .... wardrobe production assistant
Lisa Lesniak .... costumer: Boston
Debbie Lucas .... seamstress
Fionnuala M. Lynch .... additional costumer
Estella Marie .... additional seamstress
Dorothy Masters .... seamstress
Bryan Mathison .... costumer
Aimee McCue .... costumer
Alethea McElroy .... wardrobe production assistant
Mary Jo McGrath .... costume coordinator
Winsome G. McKoy .... additional costumer
Maggie Morgan .... assistant costume designer
Margaret Palmer .... costumer
Chris Ann Pappas .... costume assistant
Jonny Pray .... costume supervisor
Dana Schaefer .... additional costumer
Carolyn Schnitzer .... costumer
Tom Soluri .... set costumer
Thomas Stokes .... wardrobe supervisor: Boston
Hartsell Taylor .... costumer
Fran Vega-Buck .... costumer: Julia Roberts (as Frances Vega)
Peter White .... costumer
Susan J. Wright .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Aisha Bicknell .... post-production coordinator
Steve Calalang .... dailies colorist
Dan Greeney .... post-production assistant
Andrew Haigh .... assistant editor
Jack Lewars .... assistant color timer: Efilm
Lea Morement .... first assistant editor: film
Chris Regan .... color timer
Dan Roberts .... first assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Zeborah Tidwell .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Sophie Cornet .... second music editor
Chris Cozens .... auricle control systems
Chris Dibble .... scoring mixer
Jim Dunbar .... music coordinator
Tony Finno .... music arranger: source music
Michael Higham .... music editor
Lewis Jones .... assistant score mixer
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Andy Richards .... music mixing engineer
Kevin Townend .... song orchestrator
Bruce White .... viola
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
 
Transportation Department
Denise Avallon .... driver
Robert Buckman .... driver
Robert Buckman .... transportation co-captain
James Collins .... driver
Edward Devereaux II .... driver: honeywagon
Michael Hyde .... transportation coordinator
Bobby Marsh .... driver
Robert Martini .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Nathan Adloff .... production assistant: classroom segment
Joseph Aquino .... location assistant (as Aquino Joe)
Amira Bailey .... set production assistant: San Francisco (as Mira Bailey)
Claudia Bestor .... key assistant location manager: second unit, Arizona
Robin Borden .... stand-in: Marcia Gay Harden
Kelly Britt .... board operator
Keira Bromberg .... production assistant: Boston
Jana Camacho .... production assistant
Patty Carey .... assistant location manager
Jeff Caron .... assistant: Mr. Newell
Kerry Carter .... production assistant
David Catalano .... set production assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Gregory Chiodo .... location assistant (as Greg Chiodo)
Christian H. Clark .... production assistant
Rashad Clinton .... production assistant
Kelly Cronin .... script supervisor: second unit, Wellesley, MA
Adam Davenport .... production assistant
Philip DeRise .... office production assistant
Ged Dickersin .... location scout
Jason Farrar .... location assistant
David John Ferguson .... set location production assistant
Dan Furst .... production assistant
Joe Gagnepain .... location assistant
Ginger Gonzalez .... production assistant
Jose F. Guerrero .... location scout
George Herthel .... location manager: Arizona
Kristen Marie Holly .... photo double: Kirsten Dunst
Kristen Marie Holly .... stand-in: Kirsten Dunst
Jule Ann Jappe .... location scout
Kerry Kane .... assistant: Ms. Schindler
Lisa Katcher .... script supervisor
Dan Kemp .... location manager: San Francisco
Ian Kennedy .... office production assistant
Chrissy Kernes .... production assistant
Scott Kordish .... production coordinator
Laura H. Kreft .... payroll accountant
Michael Kriaris .... assistant location manager
Julie Kuehndorf .... unit publicist
Stephen L'Heureux .... post-production finance
Stephanie Langhoff .... assistant: Ms. Goldsmith-Thomas
Kathryn Malone .... production secretary
Jennifer Marbury .... art department coordinator: Boston
Yvonne Marceau .... choreographer
Scott Masterson .... set production assistant
David M. McGuire .... location assistant
Bruno Michels .... production assistant: re-shoots
Meg Montagnino-Jarrett .... local production secretary (as Margaret R. Montagnino)
Kip Myers .... location assistant
Erik Neldner .... location scout: San Francisco
Taylor Norton .... production assistant
Anna Novick .... production assistant
Greg Outcalt .... assistant production coordinator
Scooter Perrotta .... production assistant
Danielle Perry .... photo double: Ms. Dunst, Boston
Lyn Pinezich .... location manager
Luke Poling .... production assistant
Elizabeth Puccini .... researcher
Meredith Rose .... set production assistant
Robin F. Samson .... location scout
Henri Sann .... production assistant
Erin Sarofsky .... main title designer
Cristie Schoen .... chef
Ethan Smith .... location assistant
Ellen Stafford .... producer: main titles
Constantine P. Stamos .... craft service assistant
Eugene Stamos .... additional craft service assistant
Jillian Stein .... office production assistant
Mason Steinberg .... production assistant
Kevin Vargus .... production assistant
Julie Wagner .... stand in/double: Julia Roberts
Michael L. Walker .... production assistant
Doug Wilson .... location assistant
Derek Wimble .... set production assistant
Janice Yang .... set production assistant: Wellesley
Marisa Yeres .... assistant: Ms. Goldsmith-Thomas
Shangyu Yin .... main title designer
Christopher Zatta .... production assistant
Andrew Zee .... assistant: Paul Schiff
Randy Manion .... location scout (uncredited)
Peter Pamela Rose .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content and thematic issues
Runtime:
117 min
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Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (British Columbia/Ontario/Quebec) | Finland:S | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:L | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/6 (original rating) | Portugal:M/12 (re-rating on appeal) | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:12 | Spain:7 | Sweden:Btl | USA:PG-13
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Trivia:
In the pool, the girls that can be seen synchronized swimming in the background are the members of the Wheaton College Synchronized Swim Team (in Massachusetts) from the 2002-2003 season.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: When Katherine visits Joan's house to show her law school brochures, there are palm plants in the front of the house. These plants would not survive in the climate of Massachusetts where the film is set.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Betty Warren:[voiceover] 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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Referenced in Blodigt jävla helvete (2008)See more »
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I'm Sitting on Top of the WorldSee more »

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75 out of 92 people found the following review useful.
A well-made Wellesley College period piece., 4 July 2004
Author: TxMike from Houston, Tx, USA, Earth

I liked Julia Roberts less in her earlier movies, I like her more now that she is playing older and flawed characters, like the new professor of Art History in 1953 Wellesley College in "Mona Lisa Smile." And the title does not refer to her, instead it is embedded in remarks in the screenplay about the actual painting of The Mona Lisa. Not everything turns out well in this movie, it more closely reflects real life than do many of the modern romantic comedies. This one is NOT a romantic comedy, although it does include several romances, and there are some funny parts. It is more a serious drama about life and growing up, both from the perspectives of the undergraduates, and the new professor. I bought the DVD, the picture and sound are fine, and there are several interesting extras on the making of this movie, and the work done to get the period correct.

I don't share the many negative comments about this movie. It is a fine drama, one that merits repeat viewings once or twice a year. It is NOT simply a 'Dead Poet's Society' for the girls. To call it that is to overlook all the fine, unique points about this movie.

Update: Saw it again March 2013, I enjoyed it as much as the first two times.

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