Katherine Watson is a recent UCLA graduate hired to teach art history at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College, in 1953. Determined to confront the outdated mores of society and the institution that embraces them, Katherine inspires her traditional students, including Betty and Joan, to challenge the lives they are expected to lead.
- Year: 2003
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Drama, History, Romance
- Studio: Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios, Red Om Films
- Keyword: massachusetts, art school, inspiration, feminist, conservative, lgbt, post war, post world war ii, faculty, art history, teacher hero, women's issues, subversive, 1950s, unmarried woman, woman centric, women and society, woman independence, women's independence, liberal arts
- Director: Mike Newell
- Cast: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dominic West