Mona Lisa Smile


1h 59m 2003

Brief Synopsis

In 1953, a time when women's roles were rigidly defined, free-spirited, novice art history professor Katherine Watson begins teaching at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College--which despite its academic reputation, is an environment where success is measured by 'how well' the students marry.

Film Details

Also Known As
Mona Lisa's Smile, Mona Lisas leende
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Massachusetts, USA; New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

In 1953, a time when women's roles were rigidly defined, free-spirited, novice art history professor Katherine Watson begins teaching at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College--which despite its academic reputation, is an environment where success is measured by 'how well' the students marry. Encouraging these women to strive for a more enlightened future, Watson challenges the administration and inspires her students to look beyond the image of what is, and consider the possibilities of what could be--contrary to popular belief.

Cast

Annette Nicole

Nicole Frydman

Devon Jencks

Kirstie Bingham

Lou Brock

Denise Zadroga

Julie Wagner

Shelby Bond

Amy Montminy

Maria Vicens Girau

Nadia Kravets

Kellydawn Malloy

Walker Hays

Rob Buntzen

Annika Marks

Elise Passamani

Trisha Trokan

Liliane Thomas

Angelique Claire

Nikki Coble

Jerry Jordan

Ebon Moss-bachrach

Dan Weltner

Becky Veduccio

Donna Mitchell

Kristen Marie Holly

Daniel Ponickly

June Miller

Sid Grant

Tony Scheppler

Chris Burke

Mary S Pascoe

Emily R See

Christian Perry

Marian Seldes

Amanda Gruss

Peter J Rowan

Brad Mehldau

Lindsey White

John Slattery

Krysten Ritter

Lily Rabe

Michele Hillen

Noelle Gibson

Sarah Billings Wheeler

Solomon Singer

Nickolay Khazanov

Jordan Bridges

Dorothy Dwyer

Gabriel Vaughan

Brandy Tipton

Erin E. Richardson

Jennifer Bowen

Melissa Deles

Daisy Baldwin

Madeleine Hackney

Megan Marie Ford

Joe Palmer

Laura Allen

Kristen Connolly

Taylor Roberts

Kate Glass

Christopher Bonomo

Ed Peed

Leslie Lyles

Kimberly Ehly

Lisa Gillan

The Trevor Horn Orchestra

Performer

Richard O'rourke

John D Fowler

Janine Barris

Canedy Knowles

Kevin Osborne

Paul Vincent Black

Jackie Sanders

Juliet Stevenson

Yuval Hod

Lance Olds

Maja Walpvszyl

Kirsten Dunst

Ginnifer Goodwin

Marcia Gay Harden

Aleksa Palladino

John Scurti

Rony Clanton

Julia Roberts

Maria Levinstein

Kristyn Coppola

Larry Grenadier

Stella Hao

Michael Choi

Jennie Eisenhower

Katherine Reilly

Lauren Fruchter

Jennifer Anderson

Julia Stiles

Lauren Adler

Christopher Braden Jones

Topher Grace

Carrie Ann Kaye

David Weinman

Lead Man

Kim Villanueva

Betina Hershey

Richard Jones

Charles Techman

Terence Rigby

Lily Lodge

Laura M Flahive

Dominic West

Natalie Gomez

Melanie Angelique Moyer

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Chuck Montgomery

Emily Bauer

Megan Tropea

Tori Amos

Katherine Argo

Crew

Harold Adamson

Song

Michael Adkins

Costumer

G. A. Aguilar

Stunt Coordinator

Fred E. Ahlert

Song

Joseph S Alfieri

Construction Coordinator

Stuart Allen

Crane Grip

Bill Almeida

Electrician

Joan Altman

Production Accountant

Tori Amos

Song Performer

Jill E Anderson

Costumer

Henry Antonacchio

Carpenter

Harold Arlen

Song

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Joann Atwood

Props

Mick Audsley

Editor

Heidi August

Production Accountant

Mark Auguste

Supervising Sound Editor

Sam Auguste

Assistant Sound Editor

Johann Sebastian Bach

Music

Sean Baker

Location Scout

Vanessa Baker

Voice Casting

Richard Baratta

Unit Production Manager

Richard Baratta

Coproducer

Brian Barnes

Production Assistant

Toni Barton

Assistant Art Director

John Begley

Electrician

Braden Belmonte

Camera Assistant

Irving Berlin

Song

Hector Berlioz

Song

Aisha Bicknell

Post-Production Coordinator

Margot Boccia

Makeup

Susan Bode

Set Decorator

Wayne Brackett

On-Set Dresser

Laurie Braverman

Researcher

Kelly Britt

Electrician

J. C. Brotherhood

Special Effects Coordinator

Robert Buckman

Transportation Co-Captain

Peter Burgis

Foley Artist

Kenneth J Burke

Rigging Grip

Ronald J. Burke

Dolly Grip

Irving Caesar

Song

John Caglione Jr.

Makeup Artist

Joe Candullo

Song

Patrick Capone

Camera Operator

Steve Gibson's Red Caps

Song Performer

Patty Carey

Assistant Location Manager

Caesar Carnevale

Assistant Camera

Jeff Caron

Assistant

Susan Carrano

Assistant Costume Designer

Tim Cavagin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Wellesley College Chamber Singers

Song Performer

Charles Chaplin

Song

David Eric Chapman

Assistant Director

Ellen Chenoweth

Casting

Patrick Chevillot

Assistant Costume Designer

Wellesley College Choir

Song Performer

Kerry Clark

Transportation Coordinator

Bonnie Clevering

Hair Stylist

Nat King Cole

Song

Jim Collins

Driver

Ed Collyer

Foley Mixer

Perry Como

Song Performer

Con Conrad

Song

Sophie Cornet

Music Editor

Damion J Costa

On-Set Dresser

Carol Herselle Crinsky

Consultant

Jamaine L Cripe

Dga Trainee

Ralph Crowley

Chief Lighting Technician

Douglas Dalisera

Electrician

Eliot Daniel

Song

David Davenport

Wardrobe Supervisor

Carl P Daw

Song

Andrew J. Day

Chief Lighting Technician

Doris Day

Song Performer

Richard Dean

Makeup Artist

Joseph M Deluca

On-Set Dresser

Milton Delugg

Song

Michael Dennison

Costume Designer

Philip Derise

Production Assistant

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Chris Dibble

Music Engineer

Celine Dion

Song Performer

Brendan Donnison

Voice Casting

Mike Eaves

Colorist

James Edmiston

Grip

Gus Edwards

Song

James W Edwards

Song

Duke Ellington

Song

Max Ernst

Art Department

Ray Evans

Song

Redd Evans

Song

Sammy Fain

Song

Jason Farrar

Production Assistant

Susan E. Farris

Casting

Carl Feaster

Song

Claude Feaster

Song

Kathy Fellagara

Medic

Kevin Fennessy

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Armando Fente

Assistant Editor

Kenneth D Fitzgibbon

Medic

Jamie K Fitzpatrick

Camera Assistant

Kevin W. Flynn

Best Boy Grip

Mary Ford

Song Performer

Dan Furst

Production Assistant

Jamie Gallagher

Generator Operator

Don George

Song

George Gershwin

Music

George Gershwin

Song

Ira Gershwin

Music

Ira Gershwin

Song

Elaine Goldsmith-thomas

Producer

Ginger Gonzalez

Production Assistant

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra

Song

Arshile Gorky

Art Department

Lisa Graham

Music Conductor

Macy Gray

Song Performer

Dennis Green

Video Playback

Daniel Greeney

Editorial Production Assistant

Larry Grenadier

Song Performer

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Robert Griffon

Property Master

Daniel K Grosso

On-Set Dresser

Charles Grubbs

Rigging Electrician

Carlos D Guerra

Camera Assistant

Denise Gurkas

Scenic Artist

Amy Habacker

Set Costumer

Andrew Haigh

Assistant Editor

Addie Hall

Costumer

George Hamer

Music Contractor

Nancy Hamilton

Song

Kevin J Hammond

On-Set Dresser

Lionel Hampton

Song

Lorenz Hart

Song

Tim Healy

Electrician

Ray Henderson

Song

Nancy Herrmann

Assistant Director

Mike Higham

Music Editor

Johnny Hodges

Song

Gustav Hoist

Song

Debbie Holbrook

Costumer

Stephanie Holbrook

Casting Associate

Kristen Marie Holly

Stand-In

Trevor Horn

Music Producer

Michael Hunold

Electrician

Michael Hyde

Transportation Captain

Chris Isaak

Song Performer

Tim Jackson

Greensman

Harry James

Song

Mary Anne Janke

Camera Assistant

Meg Montagnino Jarrett

Production Secretary

Joan Javits

Song

Elton John

Song Performer

Elton John

Song

D. Michelle Johnson

Hair Stylist

Nina Johnston

Set Costumer

Wassily Kandinsky

Art Department

Kerry Kane

Assistant

Lisa Katcher

Script Supervisor

Carrie Ann Kaye

Stand-In

Darrell K Keister

Assistant Art Director

Jimmy Kennedy

Song

James Keyes

Song

Chris Kilduff

Grip

Pee Wee King

Song

Canedy Knowles

Stand-In

Ted Koehler

Song

Frances A Kolar

Makeup Artist

Kaethe Kollwitz

Art Department

Marion Kolsby

Assistant Art Director

Lawrence Konner

Screenplay

Scott Kordish

Production Coordinator

George Kousoulides

Scenic Artist

Alison Krauss

Song Performer

Laura Kreft

Accountant

Mike Kriaris

Assistant Location Manager

Stephanie Langhoff

Assistant

Daniel Laurie

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Christine Leiter

Makeup Artist

Raymond Leppard

Music Conductor

Eric Lewin

On-Set Dresser

Morgan Lewis

Song

Sam Lewis

Song

Paul Lincke

Song

Christopher Liscinsky

Electrician

Jay Livingston

Song

Frank Loesser

Song

Chris Lombardozzi

Electrician

Edward Madden

Song

Herb Magidson

Song

Kim Maitland

Sound

Brendon Malone

Grip

Kathryn Malone

Production Secretary

David Mann

Song

Brian R Mannain

Construction Manager

Roger Marbury

Best Boy Electric

Yvonne Marceau

Choreographer

Marino Marini

Art Department

Bob Marshak

Photography

Bobby Martini

Transportation Co-Captain

Peter Marzulli

Electrician

Film Details

Also Known As
Mona Lisa's Smile, Mona Lisas leende
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Massachusetts, USA; New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 19, 2003

Released in United States on Video March 9, 2004

Documents made available to prospective buyers of the Revolution library revealed that the actual budget was $72.3 million.

Released in United States Winter December 19, 2003

Released in United States on Video March 9, 2004