I know it’s a bit late to write a short review on Mona Lisa Smile, but it’s better late than never, right?
As 2008 starts, my husband and I agreed to have a movie night every Saturday night. We’ll buy our favorite VCDs every week for the movie night. We’ll just get the cheap ones, so naturally it would be an old movie.
Since he’ll be having his high school reunion on a Saturday night, we decided to do our movie night on Friday. He volunteered to pick the movie, and when he went home, he has a Mona Lisa Smile VCD on his hand.
Honestly speaking, I didn’t like to watch it at first, but since he chose the movie, I decided to give it a try. I was not mistaken by my decision to watch it. It’s a good movie. It’s about Katherine Ann Watson, a teacher whose role is played by Julia Roberts, and she wanted to make a difference in the lives of 50’s Wellesley girls. She’s a terrific and free-thinking art professor who taught the students to enjoy life. Being an emotional watcher that I am, I became teary-eyed when the movie ended. I particularly liked the part where the students made paintings for Ms. Watson. This scene showed that the students finally learned how to appreciate their professor’s way of teaching them to live their lives to the fullest, to be happy and do what you really want. I dedicate this movie to all the teachers who are true to their profession and who are aware of their critical role in shaping the lives of their students.
Also included in the movie are Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Ginnifer Goodwin.
This is our first movie in our Weekend night movie series. I give Mona Lisa Smile four out of five stars.