Playing Mona Lisa (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

Playing Mona Lisa (2000)

Playing Mona Lisa (2000)




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Claire Goldstein (Alicia Witt) is a 23-year old classical pianist and student in San Francisco who gets dumped by a boyfriend, is evicted from her home following an earthquake and rejected by a major music competition, and becomes romantically involved with a charming two-timer (Ivan Sergei). But her troubles are just starting: she's forced to move back in with her parents (Elliott Gould and Marlo Thomas) while she attempts to make an emotional recovery from all the sudden turmoil. But the spiral continues downward, and before long she's even disappointed her faithful teacher, Bennett (Harvey Fierstein). Can Claire be redeemed?
Comedy , Drama
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Alicia Witt
as Claire Goldstein
Marlo Thomas
as Sheila Goldstein
Elliott Gould
as Bernie Goldstein
Brooke Langton
as Sabrina
Ivan Sergei
as Eddie
Molly Hagan
as Jenine Goldstein
Estelle Harris
as Aunt Velva
Pat Crawford Brown
as Grandma Weinberg
Joe Mazza
as Barry
Petri Hawkins Byrd
as Fire Captain
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Critic Reviews for Playing Mona Lisa

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

Funny movie for older teens.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

A lesson in remedial Chick-Flick 101 ... Every tired convention is readily evident in the first and last five minutes of this film - and in every minute in-between

Full Review… | June 16, 2003 due mostly to Alicia Witt's winning lead performance.

Full Review… | February 24, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

Icky, unfunny comedy.

December 8, 2002
Film Threat

Devoid of almost any comedic energy.

Full Review… | February 8, 2001
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Audience Reviews for Playing Mona Lisa


Every tired convention is readily evident in the first and last five minutes of this film - and in every minute in-between.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

LMAO! Ive LOVED this movie since I was like 13, a lot of people have never even heard of it... so you should all go rent it, its really funny (and theres a romance story too)

Nicole Robbins
Nicole Robbins

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