Playing Mona Lisa (2000) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.0/ 10 (573 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for drug content, sex-related dialogue and brief language

Production Company
Bubble Factory, The [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 1 May 2000
(USA) - 17 April 2001
(Australia) - 3 July 2008

Running Time


based-on-play, earthquake, gay-friend, girl-stripped-down-to-bra, independent-film, pianist, piano, san-francisco-california, scrabble,

Technical Support
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Carraway, James as [Mohammed] <25>
  2. Dale, Alan (III) as [Uncle Joe] <23>
  3. Daly, Tony (I) as (as Anthony Daly) [Preppy Cute Guy #2] <28>
  4. Douglas, Christopher (IV) as [Threeway Tommy] <19>
  5. Fierstein, Harvey as [Bennett] <2>
  6. Galecki, Johnny as [Arthur] <4>
  7. Gould, Elliott as [Bernie Goldstein] <7>
  8. Hawkins-Byrd, Petri as (as Petri-Hawkins Byrd) [Fire Captain] <26>
  9. Koch, Robert M. as (as Robert Koch) [Almost Naked Man] <20>
  10. Kranzler, Zachary as [Jeremy] <12>
  11. Lane, Yuri as [Rejected Music Student #1] <21>
  12. Leon, Jeffrey as (uncredited) [Bar Patron]
  13. Mazza, Joe (I) as [Barry/Bo] <13>
  14. Phenix, Billy as [Fred, The Cross Dresser] <29>
  15. Preven, Joshua as [Preppy Cute Guy #1] <27>
  16. Quartaroli, Peter as [Guacamole Alan] <18>
  17. Ro, Jack as (uncredited) [Bartender]
  18. Saso, Domenic as [Accordian Player] <31>
  19. Sergei, Ivan (I) as [Eddie/Carl/Ben] <5>
  20. Williams, Sulo as [Manny] <14>
  21. Bernhard, Sandra as [Bibi Carlson] <15>
  22. Casey, Mara as [Administrative Assistant] <24>
  23. Chesler, Susan as [Alexa] <30>
  24. Crawford Brown, Pat as [Grandma Ida Weinberg] <11>
  25. Finn, Shannon (I) as [Karen] <16>
  26. Hagan, Molly as [Jenine Goldstein] <9>
  27. Harris, Estelle as [Aunt Velva] <10>
  28. Huynh, Mai as [Rejected Music Student #2] <22>
  29. Klein, Jacqueline as [Laura] <17>
  30. Langton, Brooke as [Sabrina] <3>
  31. Mapp, Yoli as (uncredited) [Bar Patron]
  32. Thomas, Marlo as [Sheila Goldstein] <6>
  33. Townsend, Tammy (I) as [Alice] <8>
  34. Weiman, Kate as [New York Woman] <32>
  35. Witt, Alicia as [Claire Goldstein] <1>


  1. Comedy

Full Plot

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? Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 3,000,000 CP: 2000 The Bubble Factory

Movie Certificate

15 (South Korea)
M (Australia)

Music Composers

  1. Rodriguez, Carlos (V)


  1. Glennon, James

Dress Designers

  1. Brownson, Amy


Buena Vista Pictures [us]

Film Editors

  1. Klevin, Sloane


  1. Allbin, Jon Andrew (production intern)
  2. Arrastia, Fabiana (adr loop group)
  3. Below, Cathi (assistant accountant)
  4. Benveniste, Terran (set production assistant) (as Terran Z. Benveniste)
  5. Brennan, Wendy (assistant: Bill Sheinberg)
  6. Brill, Christopher (location intern)
  7. Cappiello, Heather (script supervisor)
  8. Casey, Tammy (assistant: Mr. Bocaccio)
  9. Chapman, Melanie (I) (assistant: Sid Sheinberg)
  10. Clotworthy, Robert (adr loop group)
  11. Colvin, Jeff (II) (production financing)
  12. Dettor, Brian (office production assistant) (as Brian Paul Dettor)
  13. Douglas, Terri (adr loop group)
  14. Dunphy, Bill (I) (craft service assistant)
  15. Ellis, April Lee (location intern)
  16. Feinstein, Judith (provider: pagers and cellular phones)
  17. Goodson, Barbara (adr loop group)
  18. Grant, Joanne S. (assistant accountant)
  19. Hahn, Archie (adr loop group)
  20. Hansen, Michelle L. (production coordinator)
  21. Harrigan, Thomas M. (location manager)
  22. Harris, Locassio (location assistant)
  23. Hyman, Jon (assistant: Jon Sheinberg)
  24. Jensen, Brian (I) (adr loop group)
  25. Joyce, Jo Jo (bird wrangler) (as JoJo Joyce)
  26. Labisi, Joseph (set production assistant) (as Joseph M. Labisi)
  27. LeCompte, Rick (dailies synching) (as Rick Le Compte)
  28. Lee, Jane (VI) (set medic)
  29. Leonard, Mary Ellen (craft service)
  30. Lidschin, Cory (unit publicist)
  31. Lyons, Maria (location intern)
  32. McKenna-Wilkinson, Caitlin (adr loop group) (as Caitlin McKenna)
  33. Menville, Scott (adr loop group)
  34. Michaelson, Gerald (cast physicals) (as Dr. Michaelson)
  35. Mobley, Doug (I) (assistant production coordinator)
  36. Munday, Chris (I) (assistant location manager)
  37. Murphy, Joe (XI) (production accountant)
  38. Nichols, Jonathan (I) (adr loop group)
  39. Reingold, Brian (location manager) (uncredited)
  40. Sager, Alison (location intern)
  41. Schmidt, Jennifer (key set production assistant)
  42. Thynne, Angus (set production assistant)
  43. Tomlin, Melanie (II) (office production assistant)
  44. Widmyer, Nicole (set production assistant)
  45. Wong, Nancy (I) (assistant: Mr. Huffman) (as Nancy K. Wong)
  46. Wyrwas, Joe W. (production intern)


Arthur: No, I only work at the video store part time, and at night I'm working on my first novel, called "I Hate People". Bennett: I once heard someone say: "When you dim your light, so that someone else can shine, the whole world gets darker."

Other Titles

  1. Two Goldsteins on Acid (1999) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Hayes Street, San Francisco, California, USA
  2. San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, California, USA
  3. San Francisco, California, USA
  4. The Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA