Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Julia Roberts, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Juliet Stevenson, Dominic West, Marcia Gay Harden.
Katherine Watson, a Ph.D. student at Oakland State University, is recruited as an Art History teacher at Wellesley College for the 1953-54 school years. She is certainly not a conspicuous decision as Wellesley is a high-class elite organization where its students, faculty & alumni usually peer downward on ‘State’ universities. Katherine rapidly discovers that her paper accreditations do influence how her pupils treat her.
She likewise realizes that the students are book shrewd yet don’t have a clue how to have an independent perspective. The school management and their parents nurture a foreordained way in life for the girls, specifically to adhere to customary mores and musings, with the wedding’s essential objective of a decent family. There are pockets of free speculation amongst the pupils and faculty, yet those opinions and related activities are by and large subdued by the general tone of the institute.
Katherine chooses to ingrain into her students her own convictions of what is significant in studying. Will the pupils and management permit Katherine to be in opposition to the endorsed thought?
The film honors a Bohemian educator who tests her vision in the traditionalist milieu of Wellesley College.