Playing Mona Lisa 2000 R CC

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Claire moves in with her crazy family after her home is condemned.

Starring:
Alicia Witt, Harvey Fierstein
Runtime:
1 hour 37 minutes

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Playing Mona Lisa

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Matthew Huffman
Starring Alicia Witt, Harvey Fierstein
Supporting actors Brooke Langton, Johnny Galecki, Ivan Sergei, Marlo Thomas, Elliott Gould, Tammy Townsend, Molly Hagan, Estelle Harris, Pat Crawford Brown, Zachary Kranzler, Joe Mazza, Sulo Williams, Sandra Bernhard, Shannon Finn, Jacqueline Klein, Peter Quartaroli, Christopher Douglas, Robert M. Koch
Studio Touchstone Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

She gets advice from many (good and bad).
B. E. Newell
This film has nothing whatever to say about contemporary young women, or the choices/problems that they face in life.
Charismatic Creature
Hands down worth your time money and the effort it takes to point and click BUY!
Amanda N. Koons

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jessica on May 25, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
"Playing Mona Lisa" is the story of a talented musician whose family is completly wacked out and whose personal life is even more so. Alicia Witt, who actually plays the piano pieces on and off-screen, plays the character tremendously. What a talented young woman! The rest of the cast, including Ivan Sergei, Brooke Langton, Johnny Galecki, Elliot Gould, and Marlo Thomas, add a wonderful humorous touch, each fitting his or her part flawlessly. One of my favorite characters from Seinfeld is present; George's mother, playing her typical hilarious obnoxious self. Perfect!
I have read a few critics' reviews of this movie, and I think that some are a bit too harsh. This is not an Oscar-worthy movie, so why treat it as one? Sit back and have fun, laugh at the ridiculous antics and play along with the at-times-unplausible yet intriguing story line. Bravo to the cast and crew for creating an uplifting, airy tale of life, love, music, and growing up.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By neilathotep on July 17, 2001
Format: DVD
This is the kind of DVD that makes me quite sad. Basically, the only advantage you have over the VHS version is that it is widescreen. Other than that, it really doesn't have any features, so the price seems a bit high.
The movie itself, however, is pretty amusing. Claire Goldstein(Alicia Witt) is a recent graduate in the field of fine arts -piano playing to be exact (which is appropriate since Witt plays the piano quite well in real life). When her boyfriend proposes to her, she is on the top of the world... and then falls all the way down when it turns out he was drunk and forgets all about it. Will her family and friends be able to bring her back up?
Some of the relatively minor characters are great, such as Estelle Harris, aka Estelle Costanza as Aunt Velva, and Elliot Gould and Marlo Thomas as Claire's parents. Overall, I'd say that this movie is more of a rental fare, unless your sure you'll watch it 8 or 9 times, given that there is no extended content on the disc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bruce P. Barten on November 29, 2013
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I like the star and a piano has been helping me in my old age keep learning how songs like Who By Fire? by Leonard Cohen mean more if all the lines are like Mona Lisa trapped in realms of love with the devil worshipers who take rock and roll to New York City. I also saw Alicia Witt in Bongwater, so this is probably mixing up the plot of two movies that had an earthquake in one and a fire in the other.
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I watched this movie hoping for scene-stealing moments from one of my FAVORITE actors, Harvey Fierstein. I was utterly disappointed to find out he was barely in this movie. It focused mainly on Alica Witt's character, played not so brilliantly by such a talented actress. She does, however, get a chance to show off her classically trained piano skills. This was just an O.K. movie. Nothing I would really recommend. Marlo Thomas and Elliott Gould make an adorable couple as Witt's parents. And Harvey Fierstein is still one of my FAVORITE actors! He's like a big teddy bear I just want to hug every time I see him!
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By lenaava21 on February 5, 2014
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Playing Mona Lisa was a great movie. Really witty and sweet. The DVD was packed great and came in great condition.
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I play the piano and I bought this because i saw the You-tube performance of Alicia Witt playing this complicated piece, talking over it, stopping and immediately picking up where she left off is quite a Talent!!!! I have so much more admiration of her
maybe not so much as an actress but as a gifted musician. WOW!. And of course AS ALWAYS AMAZON delivered my Prime buy very quickly and it is a new product....It is the last VHS tho it does not come in DVD and I believe they may not be manufacturing it anymore......so Lucky me.
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Cute move, likeable characters. Made for TV type film. Glad I rented it, I would never want to own it.
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By MIKE on December 16, 2012
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This is a good movie. Has lots of ups and downs in a teenagers perspective. Has some really great moments
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