Director: Mike Newell
Writer: Larry Konner, Mark Rosenthal
Starring: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Released: March 4, 2004
Rating: (PG)
Runtime: 119 minutes
Story: 1953 America was a time ripe for change for women and when Katherine Ann Willis (Julia Roberts) arrives to teach Art History at Wellesley College, she finds the institution drowning in outdated mores. While the nation struggles with the fears that accompany a shifting political culture, the powers that be at Wellesley seem to want to re-corset the women who had been the backbone of the World War II workforce just a few years earlier. A passionate educator, Katherine takes on the establishment and in doing so, deeply affects her students who in turn lead her to alter the course of her life forever.
Julia Roberts Katherine Watson
Kirsten Dunst Betty Warren
Julia Stiles Joan Brandwyn
Maggie Gyllenhaal Giselle Levy
Ginnifer Goodwin Constance Baker
Dominic West Bill Dunbar
Juliet Stevenson Amanda Armstrong
John Slattery Paul Moore
Marcia Gay Harden Nancy Abbey
Topher Grace Tommy Donegal
Laura Allen Susan Delacorte
Marian Seldes President Jocelyn Carr
Terence Rigby Dr. Edward Staunton
Donna Mitchell Mrs. Warren
Jordan Bridges Spencer Jones