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Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith (2009)

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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... See full summary »

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Armand Mastroianni

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Susan Rice
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

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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Mr. Smith and Mrs. Washington
16 February 2012 | by lindysday1See all my reviews

Mr. Smith may have gone to Washington, and Mrs. Washington may have gone to Smith; only this is where any similarity between the two comes to an abrupt stop. The two movies are not, at all alike. Now, if you would like to compare Cybill Shepherd with Loretta Young: the latter starred in a comedic movie named "Mother Is a Freshman" with Van Johnson, waaaaaaaaaay back in 1949. I have not seen the 1949 movie in a few (Mmmmmm-30 plus) years. Yet I remember the main gist of the main story line, and it sure fits! Mrs. Washington has been told before! She is a modernization of sweet Loretta Young's character. As far as Hallmark movies go, Ms. Washington, actually, was well received, compared to many of its brothers and sisters offered by the H Channel. Most are UNBELIEVABLY DODGY AND UNBELIEVABLY Unintelligent. Beyond the "romance," Ms. W reminds me of what I might be like if I attempted to return to college... I totally related to the character! It made me smile! (I was a music major/athlete and would love to return for completion in both music and lit/writing!). I related to BOTH roommates! Believability? Since WHEN are television and movies ever been all that much so? While you are pondering this question, check out "Mother Is a Freshman."---It is a hoot of a capsule in time! Loved it!


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