After her husband leaves her for a younger woman, Alice Washington, a middle-aged mother of two, decides to complete her college education at Smith College. She and her 20-year-old roommate... See full summary »

Director:

Armand Mastroianni

Writer:

Susan Rice
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cybill Shepherd ... Alice Washington
Corri English ... Zoe Burns
Pat Crawford Brown ... Helen
Al Sapienza ... Alvin Washington
Nicole Dalton ... Angie Washington
Christopher Emerson Christopher Emerson ... Gabe Martin
Lee Garlington ... Jane Burns
Lucille Hansen Lucille Hansen ... Lucille
Tracey Costello Tracey Costello ... Coach Lucille Vakallos
Emily Happe ... Annika
Alyce Heath ... Carol
Nathan Keyes ... Alec Washington
Carissa Kosta ... Molly (as Carissa Koutantzis)
Valerie Landsburg ... Noreen
Lynne Moody ... Dr. Twineman - Dean of Students
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After her husband leaves her for a younger woman, Alice Washington, a middle-aged mother of two, decides to complete her college education at Smith College. She and her 20-year-old roommate Zoe Burns share their experiences, conflicts, and interest in their poetry professor. Written by Armand Mastroianni

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college | female protagonist | See All (2) »

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Comedy | Drama

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PG | See all certifications »
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Although the movie supposedly takes place at Smith College (in Massachusetts), in the scene where Zoe and Alice share ice cream, the two are eating Dreyer's ice cream, which is only sold on the West Coast - the exact same brand is marketed on the East Coast as Edy's, which is what they should be eating. See more »

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References Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) See more »

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This movie was awesome!
19 May 2010 | by betsybkendrickSee all my reviews

Maybe many of you do not appreciate what it is like to be a middle aged woman who is facing empty nest syndrome, and you wonder if life as we know it is over? I saw Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith 3 times. The first time, I wondered - could I do this? The second time I saw it, I watched with my husband and he was proud that I eve considered thinking of going back to college. My 18 year old son said he could see how it would inspire me. My older daughters certainly understood, and both expressed an interest in hoping they may be able to try something like this...they are ages 33 & 36. The last time I watched it, it really planted that seed of hope! I am now a college student majoring in psychology to work with primarily with women on "women's issues" like abuse, menopause problems, chronic pain like fibromylagia, and anorexia...which does affect older women!

So, I thank Cybil Shepperd for her wonderful acting in this movie!

And, if you do not recall Cybil Shepperd in her modeling days, then it is no wonder some of you are only posting negative comments. She is a beautiful example of a woman positively accepting the aging process with an open mind.

Betsy from Georgia


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La señora Washington va a la universidad See more »

Filming Locations:

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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