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Playing Mona Lisa (2000)

R | | Comedy | 1 May 2000 (USA)
A young pianist is looking for love in all the wrong places once her fiancee drops her. Maybe her flame will be rekindled both for the piano and a new love?

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Claire Goldstein
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Sabrina
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Eddie / Carl / Ben
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Sheila Goldstein
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Bernie Goldstein
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Alice
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Jenine Goldstein
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Aunt Velva
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Grandma Ida Weinberg
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Jeremy
Joe Mazza ...
Barry / Bo
Sulo Williams ...
Manny
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Bibi Carlson
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Claire Goldstein is a gifted pianist, but the same week that none of her friends pass a major competition, including her boyfriend Jeremy, he dumps her. An earthquake in San Francisco damages her apartment, so she must cross town to live with her parents. Her sister is about to get married; her mom is into the occult; her dad is withdrawing and losing his job. Claire obsesses about Jeremy, despite her girlfriends' advising her how to interest other men ("look mysterious, like Mona Lisa") and taking her to parties. Her sweet teacher, Bennett, gets her auditions, but she blows them off. Then, she meets Eddie. Is he the key to her rejoining the human race? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy

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Rated R for drug content, sex-related dialogue and brief language | See all certifications »
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1 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Two Goldsteins on Acid  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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First feature film directed by Matthew Huffman. See more »

Goofs

When Claire puts the Tchaikovsky Competition letter on her mirror, she puts it across the corner lengthwise. In the next and subsequent shots, it can be seen sticking out of the corner endwise. See more »

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Bennett: I once heard someone say: "When you dim your light, so that someone else can shine, the whole world gets darker."
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References Baywatch (1989) See more »

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Faraway, In My Heart
Performed by Wingo
Written by Jab
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NICE WAY TO KILL AN HOUR AND A HALF
29 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

I used to run a video store and this movie rarely got rented. It came on cable this afternoon and I didn't have anything else to do. I found the beginning of the film slow and rather predictable, but, as it got further into the story, I actually found myself hanging on the story, curious as to what could POSSIBLY happen next. I now find myself wondering why it never got rented in the store, because this was REALLY a good movie. I keep guessing if it was a romantic movie trying to be funny or a comedy trying to be romantic. The blend of both is what I actually enjoyed most about the film.

I have only seen one other movies with Alicia Witt, but I think I'm going to be looking for more of her. Elliott Gould and Marlo Thomas are a nice blend as her parents, too.


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