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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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Alice Washington
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Zoe Burns
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Helen
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Alvin Washington
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Angie Washington
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Gabe Martin
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Jane Burns
Lucille Hansen ...
Lucille
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Coach Lucille Vakallos
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Annika
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Carol
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Alec Washington
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Molly (as Carissa Koutantzis)
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Noreen
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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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1 August 2009 (USA)  »

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La señora Washington va a la universidad  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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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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Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith With All Her Wits About Her ****
2 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

In 1939's "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," James Stewart becomes that naive senator through appointment. There's no naivete for Cybill Shepherd as she returns to college following her husband leaving her and her children are all grown.

In college, Alice Washington (Shepherd) is soon able to live a college life. She meets up a with a room-mate with an attitude, who will be cured with some motherly love. She finds love, and not just a crush on her English teacher.

The film is really a tribute to all those people who return to college later in life. We have to take our hats off to them, while realizing that it is life's experiences that have made them better people.

Cybill Shepherd is a much more mature actress now and she gives a wonderful performance.

Naturally, only in motion pictures does the academic year go by so quickly. Yes, the film is very much cliché, but it's worth it.


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