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For the bright young ladies of Wellesley College, their time at university may have more to do with finding the man of their dreams than chasing dreams of their own. Featuring one of the most empowering performances by the one and only Julia Roberts, ”Mona Lisa Smile” challenges the dominant culture in the movie’s 1950s landscape. Joined by comedian and podcaster, Cat Cohen, the two break down Roberts’ portrayal of this new subversive art history teacher who has a natural disdain for the girls’ conditioning. Undoubtedly, “In a world that told them how to think, she showed them how to live.” This Roberts’ classic embodies her effortless poise and effect on audiences with just a smile.
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