Mona Lisa Smile (2003) short review

Julia Roberts is only semi-painful as a progressive professor at Wellesley College. Kirsten Dunst, Julia Styles, Maggie Gyllenhal, and Ginnifer Goodwin are all great as the students whose lives she touches.  Nice preppy 1950s costuming on the students and more bohemian styles (“oooo she’s wearing turquoise!”) on Roberts.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.