MONTE CARLO REVIEW

BY: MICHAEL ALVAREZ

 

MONTE CARLO 

“Monte Carlo” is a great film for those of us who long to travel the world but live on a budget.  The film has Picturesque Beauty Shots of both Paris and Monte Carlo(I now understand Grace Kelly).  No matter how wrong it goes for the main characters, it is still the mistakes we wish for.

Grace (Selena Gomez), Meg (Leighton Meester), and Emma (Katie Cassidy) have the opportunity of a lifetime when given the chance to travel to Paris as a High School Graduation gift.  Both Grace and Emma are best friends and waitresses at the local Diner in Great ol’ Texas.  Meg is Grace’s somewhat uptight stepsister who must travel to France together with Grace and Emma.

It is a film about mistaken identity but unlike a Hitchcock film more like a Teen driven “North by Northwest” minus the espionage.  Grace (The very Popular Selena Gomez) is mistaken for a British Heiress Cordelia Winthrop Scott who is anything but a Princess.  After an ugly and speedy Tour of Paris, bad food and poor accomidations Meg and Emma notice the resemblance between Grace and the not so nice Cordelia and decide to take advantage of the moment and embark on the trip of a lifetime filled with Elegant Ball’s, Polo Matches, Charity Events and Love, I mean what is a film in Paris with out a LOVE story or let us be specific and say three Love Stories.

Besides Breathtaking Landscapes of The French Riviera as an audience we get to see firsthand what a wonderful actress Selena Gomez is becoming. The best surprise in the film is “La vie en rose” by Louis Armstrong truly a work of Art and so romatic, it will make you just cuddle up with a love one!

FILM DETAILS:

Genres: Comedy, Romance and Adaptation
 
Running Time: 1 hr. 49 min.
 
Release Date: July 1st, 2011 (wide)
 
MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language.
 
Distributors:
Fox 2000

FULL CAST AND CREDITS:

Directed by
Thomas Bezucha    
 
       
Writing credits(WGA)
Thomas Bezucha   (screenplay) &
April Blair   (screenplay) &
Maria Maggenti   (screenplay)
Kelly Bowe   (screen story)
Jules Bass   (novel “Headhunters”)
Actors
Selena Gomez Grace / Cordelia
Leighton Meester Meg Adams
Katie Cassidy Emma Perkins
Andie MacDowell  
Luke Bracey Riley
Brett Cullen  
Pierre Boulanger  
Cory Monteith Owen

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