Set in the 1950s U.S.A, a Newly graduated Art historian (Julia Roberts) enters an elite all-girls ultra-conservative college to start her career. The school syllabus has already been set - in - stone, and anyway the students have devoured it before day one of the terms start. Being taken aback, (Julia) restarts the angle to teach them by with fresh ideas of modern art appreciation. There is tension between the students, and the tutor gets hassle as she breaks the merely regurgitating facts and developing skills to take further in say becoming a lawyer, rather than just being marriage fodder, the given future plans. Whats happens next?
This film is of the ilk similar to the movie 'Hidden Figures', or 'Green Book', as it explores historical ideas and personal potential at the time when it is encouraged into becoming locked into more submissive, unfair futures. Its really good story played well. The tension between a conservative student with the more radical tutor who is trying to break her bonds and open her mind to better future plans and not into being locked into a lesser, feminist future is a really strong substory story on its own. I enjoyed it without a female romance being required. This is a good film over a mug of tea.
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|Contributor||Dominic West, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Julia Stiles, Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst|
|Runtime||1 hour and 54 minutes|
dvd movie with jilia roberts
- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English, Italian
- Product dimensions : 13.5 x 1.5 x 19 cm; 76 Grams
- Manufacturer reference : 5035822480339
- Media Format : Digital, DVD
- Run time : 1 hour and 54 minutes
- Actors : Dominic West, Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Julia Stiles, Julia Roberts
- Dubbed: : Hungarian
- Subtitles: : Bulgarian, Dutch, English, Hungarian, Icelandic, Greek, Romanian, Slovene, Arabic, Croatian, Hindi, Serbian
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Sony Pictures
- ASIN : B00020JQGC
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 50,406 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
- 38,535 in Movies (Movies & TV)
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Of its type, very goodReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 May 2020
... so I could watch it in full - so glad I did - couple of glasses of wineReviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 December 2017
This film is a little masterpiece - caught half of it on some late night film channel and ordered it so I could watch it in full - so glad I did - couple of glasses of wine, bar of chocolate - feet up - perfect Sunday afternoon - but with a sting in the tail - the storyline causes you to think ........
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Truly 50s.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 October 2017
The movie I have in this version is important, technically, because it is BD and with subtitles that one can avoid seeing if you don't want them. Apart from this, it is one of the best portraits of what life in the 50s for women was. Youth, expectations, disappointments. All the actresses are stars. Good picture, to be watched over and over.
On time great movieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2020
Great dvd arrived on time no problems
Good movie but a tad schmaltyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 June 2014
I showed this movie to my students to help them understand how things were for women back in the 1950s just before the second wave of feminism. It's good but a tad schmaltzy at times. Some issues are not addressed like why some of the female characters still define themselves through men and having one.
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