Monte Carlo

July 1st, 2011








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Monte Carlo

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Plot
Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.3/10 (8,944 voted)

Critic's Score: 43/100

Director: Thomas Bezucha

Stars: Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy

Storyline
A young woman, her uptight step sister and her best friend use their savings for a long anticipated dream trip to Paris, which turns out to be a big disappointment. When they decide to take a break from their lousy tour and duck into the lobby of a luxury hotel, one of them is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress. Before they get the chance to reveal their true identities they are wrapped up in misadventures during a vacation to Monte Carlo instead.

Writers: Thomas Bezucha, April Blair

Cast:
Selena Gomez - Grace Bennett / Cordelia Winthrop Scott
Katie Cassidy - Emma Perkins
Leighton Meester - Mary 'Meg' Kelly
Cory Monteith - Owen Andrews
Andie MacDowell - Pam Bennett-Kelly
Brett Cullen - Robert Kelly
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes - Amanda
Joe Camp III - Carl at Diner
Luke Bracey - Riley
Valérie Lemercier - Madame Valerie
Franck de la Personne - Manager at Grand Belle
Máté Haumann - Concierge at Grand Belle
István Göz - Doorman at Grand Belle
Attila Árpa - Security at Grand Belle
Joël Lefrançois - Manager at Le Petite Sommeil

Taglines: She's having the time of someone else's life.

Release Date: 1 July 2011

Filming Locations: Budapest, Hungary

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: BHD 855 (Bahrain) (3 July 2011) (1 Screen)

Gross: $23,179,303 (USA) (25 September 2011)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts were originally the stars of the movie, but the producers wanted to shoot the movie with a younger cast.

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The airport stamps that Emma, Meg, Grace and Owen received upon arrival are country exit stamps. The arrow on the stamp should have been pointing to the right upon arrival into a country, not left.

Quotes:
Grace: I finally meet a guy who likes me for me. And I'm not even me.



User Review

Excellent tween and teen movie!

Rating:

Monte Carlo is a charming movie for tweens and/or teens. Several other reviewers disliked the movie calling it predictable and boring but I have to vehemently disagree. If you are looking for a cute, adventurous movie with NO SWEARING, NO NUDITY, NO SEXUAL SCENES or INNUENDOS, NO SMOKING, and NO DRUGS then this is the movie for you (and us!)! This movie reminds me of some of the 1960's Disney movies that were plot-wise too old for little kids but still 'safe' for the not quite teenagers.

This is a classic movie about mistaken identity and learning to get along. The 3 main characters in the movies are all very different personalities but they grow and learn to accept each other by the end of the movie. They also have very different 'happy endings' but seeing how different they are, the characters should end happily-ever-after differently.

There are some funny moments, some thinking 'would I do that?' moments, and some 'good for her' moments. You genuinely like each of these characters (except the mean girl) by the end of the show whether you liked them at the beginning or not.

This movie is perfect for its target audience of tweens/early teens and I wish more movies like this were available with today's stars!




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