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Grace of Monaco (2014)

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The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Madge
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Rupert Allan
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Princess Antoinette
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Jean-Charles Rey
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The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.

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The greatest role Grace Kelly would ever play.


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14 May 2014 (France)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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The film was intended to be released during the fall of 2013 however it was delayed due to arguments between director Olivier Dahan and distributor Harvey Weinstein over the final cut. See more »

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If both countries (Monaco and France) speak French, why, in English, just French characters had accent? See more »

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[first lines]
Chauffeur: Up here you can see the whole of Monaco, Mr. Hitchcock.
Hitchcock: Yes, I know.
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References Marnie (1964) See more »

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Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
from "La Wally"
Written by Luigi Illica/Alfredo Catalani
Performed by Maria Callas
The Philharmonia Orchestra (as Philharmonia Orchestra)/Tullio Serafin
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Worth watching for the story
11 June 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

11 June 2014 Film of Choice at The Plaza Dorchester Tonight - Grace of Monaco. Generally slated by the critics I decided to see this film anyway and I was glad I did. A fictional story based on true events, this enjoyable film was a very haunting portrayal of Grace Kelly's move from Hollywood Princess to Royal Princess and the difficulties that arose during the transition. Centred around the very trying times when Charles de Gaulle was trying to gain control of Monaco, Grace Kelly was portrayed as a lost figure. Lost in her marriage, lost in her identity and lost in her way. Unfortunately, Nicole Kidman, although a very accomplished actress who was dressed well and at time did look very much the princess, did not convince me that she was Princess Grace. For starters physically she was too red, Grace Kelly was blonde, not a Marilyn Monroe sort of blonde but a regal blonde, and a serene blonde, Nicole just looked like a red head, furthermore she didn't make me believe that she was Grace Kelly, I just felt that I could see many of her other parts all tumbling together to try to encompass this icon of movie and Royal history. Having said that, I don't know exactly who could have played the part of Princess Grace of Monaco.........except perhaps ......... Grace Kelly!!!!!


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