Syrupy Film Just Fails to Inspire Us
Mona Lisa Smile (12a, 119mins)
Drama. Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dominic West, Juliet Stevenson, Marcia Gay Harden, John Slattery, Topher Grace.
Released: March 12 (UK & Ireland)
American college administrator William Arthur Ward once noted: "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
Mona Lisa Smile is a syrupy tale of scholarly ambition about a great teacher who inspires her flock of impressionable young girls to flaunt convention and follow their dreams.
Or, at least, that's the idea.
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Publication information: Article title: Syrupy Film Just Fails to Inspire Us. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England). Publication date: March 12, 2004. Page number: 6. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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