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TCP – Mona Lisa Smile

My chick flick entry for this week is a Julia Roberts starer, Mona Lisa Smile.

Mona Lisa Smile tells the story of Katherine Ann Watson (Roberts), a teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school who leaves her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women’s private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States in 1953.

Watson encourages her students to study to become career professionals. She wants her students to lead the world and not just to live as the wife of somebody. She uses modern art to suggest that they need not conform to female stereotype, even introducing the students to the work of Jackson Pollock (abstract expressionist). She feels that women can do more than solely adopt the roles of wives and mothers.  more

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