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An Invisible Sign (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  7 October 2010 (USA)
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Mona Gray is a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises.

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Elmer Gravlaki (as Jake Siciliano)
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After a stroke of her father, the weird Mona Gray gives up of all the things she likes expecting that her father will be better. When she is 20 year-old, she is expelled from home by her mother to live her own life. Soon her mother lies to her friend Ms. Gelband, who is principal of a school, telling that Mona Gray is graduated and she hires her to teach mathematic to the third grade. Mona Gray feels affection for the orphan Lisa Venus and her odd behavior attracts the attention of the teacher Ben Smith. When there is an incident at school, the life of Mona Gray changes for good. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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America Ferrera was originally cast as Mona Gray, but dropped out and Jessica Alba replaced her. See more »

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When Alba was in class and put a child in a corner by the door she wrote two large numbers on the black board and wanted the children to tell her what sign (greater or less than) to put between them. When the child made a sound to get her attention you could see the less than sign already written on the board, but it was missing after the child from the corner gave the correct answer and the teacher wrote it on the board. See more »

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Ben Smith: Are you avoiding me, Ms. Gray?
Mona Gray: I thought I dropped something out of the window.
Ben Smith: Like what? A quadratic equation
Mona Gray: More like a decimal point
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A Great Deception
23 January 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After a stroke of her father (John Shea), the weird Mona Gray (Jessica Alba) gives up of all the things she likes but mathematic expecting that her father will be better. When she is 20 year-old, she is expelled from home by her mother (Sonia Braga) to live her own life. Soon her mother lies to her friend Ms. Gelband (Marylouise Burke), who is principal of a school, telling that Mona Gray is graduated and she hires her to teach mathematic to the third grade. Mona Gray feels affection for the orphan Lisa Venus (Sophie Nyweide) and her odd behavior attracts the attention of the teacher Ben Smith (Chris Messina). When there is an incident at school, the life of Mona Gray changes for good.

"An Invisible Sign" is among the worst movies I have ever seen, with an awful and senseless story. The plot is imbecile, beginning with Mona Gray's mother expelling her daughter out of her home without any reason. Then Ms. Gelband hires a clumsy and unprepared teacher without checking her credentials or background. Instead of mathematic, Mona Gray actually teaches and is attracted by numbers. She brings an ax to a classroom with kids in a total irresponsible attitude. The corny and lame conclusion, with Mona Gray rehired by the school and easily getting the custody of Lisa is terrible. The worst is that, this is the type of movie that we see expecting to like it, but the awful story is unbearable independently of the cast. Last but not the least, Sonia Braga lost her beauty and is unrecognizable. The years are cruel for everybody!My vote is two.

Title (Brazil): "Matemática do Amor" ("Mathematic of Love")


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