Mona Lisa Smile

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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age 15+

Glossy entertainment value but far from art.

PG-13 2003 110 minutes

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age 13+

Nice entertainment

I enjoyed the movie. The leading character is an interesting personality with her goals well defined fighting against a crusted authocratic establishment.

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age 15+

Such a wonderful film!

I love it! This film is fantastic! The first time I rented it years ago I fell in love with it instantly & bought it soon thereafter. It has said to be a girl version of the Dead Poets Society movie, but not as meaningful. It's set in the 1950's and it has a very realistic, genuine feel throughout. The acting is superb and the chosen actors couldn't of been better! It's a film about finding yourself, making changes and going for what you love...not for what is expected of you. It has a lot of good messages throughout and great role models. It's a fun movie for probably older teens and up (tweens and teens don't seem to appreciate this movie, because they probably don't understand it's meaning). There's no violence, several discussions of sex and affairs but the content is not that strong like CommonSense suggests for some reason. Drinking & smoking is present. Language is pretty clean except for a few slips like @ss, [email protected], screwing (no "F" words that I remember) and whoever says this movie is bland, doesn't have much taste. This one is a gem!

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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