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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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Ms. Gelband
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Lisa's Aunt
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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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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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An 1nvisible Si6n  »

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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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Mona Gray: [narrating] I used to love my dad's stories, until the one he told me on my tenth birthday.
Dad: There once was a kingdom where everybody lived forever. But the problem with nobody ever dying was that the kingdom got very crowded. And so the king, getting squeezed out of his own castle by his endless royal lineage, issued a decree.
King: [still-life cartoon] Everybody in my kingdom, please pick one person from your family to die. We will have a mass execution that will bring forth much-needed ...
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film does the book justice
7 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watched this on On Demand and loved the quirkiness and the charm. Jessica Alba embodied "Mona Gray" well. I was a bit disappointed to see that America Ferrara didn't play the part until I actually saw the film. Jessica makes it work. Was also worried the movie wouldn't be as good as the book, which is one of my favorites,but the writers really did a good job. Chris Messina is always good in anything he does and he doesn't disappoint here. It was a nice surprise to see Sonia Braga on screen again. Sophie Nyweide is perfectly cast as "Lisa Venus", the sad, brave little girl who helps Mona Gray overcome her own emotional obstacles. This film is a sweet escape from a long day. Curl up on the couch and give it a whirl.


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