History Film / MonaLisaSmile

25th May '16 3:26:22 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* TroubledAbuser: Betty, after [[spoiler:her husband start cheating on her]] and even before. She tends to bully people who don't fit in the society as well as her, but is in turn treated similarly by her mother. It's also implied that even Mrs. Warren, a bitch as she is, had a miserable married life herself and that's the reason she's constantly pressuring her daughter into trying even harder to fit the ideal.

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* TroubledAbuser: Betty, after [[spoiler:her husband start starts cheating on her]] and even before. She tends to bully people who don't fit in the society as well as her, but is in turn treated similarly by her mother. It's also implied that even Mrs. Warren, a bitch as she is, had a miserable married life herself and that's the reason she's constantly pressuring her daughter into trying even harder to fit the ideal.
16th Feb '16 9:25:10 PM shamblingdead2
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* FreudianExcuse : Betty accuses Giselle of having an Electra complex.
16th Jan '16 3:17:53 AM erracht
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* BrokenAesop: Joan [[spoiler:decides to get married rather than go to Yale]] and is happy to have done so. She tells Katherine that being a housewife doesn't mean that she doesn't have any depth or value. That's a fair point, although it might have worked better coming from a character other than Joan, a straight A student and ExtracurricularEnthusiast who actually wanted to "have it both" ''and'' had been implied to repress the desire to continue her education in order to fit the conventional role of a staying at home wife. In this context her final decision seems more like conforming than anything else and her husband's jokes about how [[spoiler:it was impossible for Joan to go to Yale because then the dinner wouldn't be at 5]] don't make it any more comfortable.

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* BrokenAesop: Joan [[spoiler:decides to get married rather than go to Yale]] and is happy to have done so. She tells Katherine that being a housewife doesn't mean that she doesn't have any depth or value. That's a fair point, although it might have worked better coming from a character other than Joan, a straight A student and ExtracurricularEnthusiast who actually wanted to "have it both" ''and'' had been implied to repress the desire to continue her education in order to fit the conventional role of a staying at home stay-at-home wife. In this context her final decision seems more like conforming than anything else and her husband's jokes about how [[spoiler:it was impossible for Joan to go to Yale because then the dinner wouldn't be at 5]] don't make it any more comfortable.
16th Jan '16 3:06:15 AM erracht
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* TheMourningAfter: Nancy gets drunk at Betty's wedding and reveals how much she mourns her boyfrien who died in WorldWarII.

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* TheMourningAfter: Nancy gets drunk at Betty's wedding and reveals how much she mourns her boyfrien boyfriend who died in WorldWarII.
16th Jan '16 2:53:32 AM erracht
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The film reads a lot like a gender-flipped ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety''.


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* SpiritualSuccessor: to ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety''.
2nd Jan '16 3:50:47 PM erracht
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: When the film came out, Wellesley College alumnae were not happy about how their school was protrayed, insisting that while it was indeed typical at the time to get married after you graduated, the overall environment at the school was not as snobbish and politically conservative as in the film and that they did not wear girdles to class or attend lessons on "poise and elocution".

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: When the film came out, Wellesley College alumnae were not happy about how their school was protrayed, insisting that while it was indeed typical at the time to get married after you graduated, the overall environment at the school was not as snobbish and politically conservative as in the film and that they did not wear girdles to class or attend lessons on "poise and elocution".
2nd Jan '16 3:49:29 PM erracht
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* AssimilationAcademy: While the school provides young women with an education, it is portrayed as ultimately grooming them toward being proper upper-class housewives.
* BreakTheHaughty: Betty, so much.


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* AssimilationAcademy: While the school provides young women with an education, it is portrayed as ultimately grooming them for the role of proper upper-class housewives.
* BreakTheHaughty: Betty, so much.
31st Dec '15 1:40:30 PM erracht
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: When the film came out, Wellesley College alumnae were not happy about how their school was protrayed, insisting that it was not as snobbish and politically conservative as in the film and that they did not wear girdles to class or attend lessons on "poise and elocution".

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: When the film came out, Wellesley College alumnae were not happy about how their school was protrayed, insisting that while it was indeed typical at the time to get married after you graduated, the overall environment at the school was not as snobbish and politically conservative as in the film and that they did not wear girdles to class or attend lessons on "poise and elocution".
31st Dec '15 1:38:19 PM erracht
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* AssimilationAcademy: While the school provides young women with an education, it is portrayed as ultimately grooming them toward being proper upper-class housewives.


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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: When the film came out, Wellesley College alumnae were not happy about how their school was protrayed, insisting that it was not as snobbish and politically conservative as in the film and that they did not wear girdles to class or attend lessons on "poise and elocution".
16th Dec '15 4:22:58 PM nombretomado
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* IvyLeague: Takes place at Wellesley College, traditionally a "sister college" to Harvard.



* WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant: Most of the characters in the movie except for Giselle and a briefly-seen black student (a non-speaking part). [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since the setting is an IvyLeague in TheFifties so a multiethnic university is almost unthinkable.

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* WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant: Most of the characters in the movie except for Giselle and a briefly-seen black student (a non-speaking part). [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since the setting is an IvyLeague UsefulNotes/IvyLeague in TheFifties so a multiethnic university is almost unthinkable.
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