GenreComedy, Drama, Family Initial DVD releaseNovember 1, 2011 CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 7, 2010 (2010-10-07) (Hamptons Film Festival)
May 6, 2011 (2011-05-06) (USA) Based onAn Invisible Sign of My Own
by Aimee Bender WriterPamela Falk (screenplay), Michael Ellis (screenplay), Aimee Bender (book) CastJessica Alba (Mona Gray), Bailee Madison (Young Mona), J.K. Simmons (Mr. Jones), Chris Messina (Ben Smith), Sônia Braga (Mom), John Shea (Dad) Similar moviesJupiter Ascending, The Imitation Game, Pitch Perfect 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Last Witch Hunter
TaglineCount on the unexpected.
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An Invisible Sign is a 2010 American drama film directed by Marilyn Agrelo and starring Jessica Alba, J. K. Simmons, Chris Messina, Sophie Nyweide, and Bailee Madison. Based on the 2001 novel An Invisible Sign of My Own by Aimee Bender, the film is about a painfully withdrawn young woman who, as a child, turned to math for comfort after her father became ill, and now as an adult, teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises.
For her performance in the film, Bailee Madison received a 2011 Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a Feature Film.
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Mona Gray (Jessica Alba) systematically withdraws from life into a world of mathematics after a mysterious mental illness leaves her father (John Shea) incapacitated and a shell of his former self. Forced by her mother to move out on her own, Mona gets a job as a math teacher at an elementary school. There she discovers she has an unorthodox talent for teaching and finds herself thrust back into life again, with children to care for, and a reason to live. Mona takes special interest in one of her students, Lisa Venus (Sophie Nyweide), whose mother is dying of cancer.
When fellow teacher Ben Smith (Chris Messina) shows romantic interest in her, Mona reverts to some of her old self-destructive impulses. Eventually, Mona discovers her value in the love she shows her students, and Ben's patience is finally rewarded as the two find love in each other.
Jessica Alba as Mona Gray
Chris Messina as Ben Smith
John Shea as Dad
Sônia Braga as Mom
J. K. Simmons as Mr. Jones
Bailee Madison as Young Mona Gray
Sophie Nyweide as Lisa Venus
Donovan Fowler as Levan Beeze
Mackenzie Milone as Ann DiGanno
Jake Richard Siciliano as Elmer Gravlaki
Emerald-Angel Young as Rita Williams
Ian Colletti as Danny O'Mazzi
Marylouise Burke as Ms. Gelband
Joanna P. Adler as Lisa's mom
Ashlie Atkinson as Lisa's Aunt
Crystal Bock as Panida Saleswoman
Stephanie DeBolt as Ellen
Sharon Washington as Levan's Mom
Daniel McDonald as Runny Nose Boy
Ian Blackman as Ann's Dad
Jill Abramovitz as Ann's Mom
Daniel Pearce as Danny's Dad
Lori Hammel as Danny's Mom
Conor Carroll as 5th Grader
Brandon Jeffers as Science Kid #1
Daniel Dugan as Attorney
Blythe Auffarth as Candy Striper
Marin Gazzaniga as Hostess
Bill Coelius as Movie Patron #1
Tom Nonnon as Doctor
Lilly Hartley as Female Runner
Aimee Bender's 2001 novel An Invisible Sign of My Own was adapted for the screen by The Wedding Planner scribes Michael Ellis and Pamela Falk.
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A test screening was shown at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station, New York. The film premiered at the 18th Hamptons International Film Festival on October 7, 2010. It was released through video on demand on April 1, 2011, and premiered in theaters on May 6, 2011.
The film received universally negative reviews upon release. Rotten Tomatoes reported 0 positive and 14 negative reviews, including mentions to the film's "boredom" and singling out both Alba's performance and Agrelo's direction.