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Monte Carlo (2011)

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

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Thomas Bezucha

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Thomas Bezucha (screenplay), April Blair (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Selena Gomez ... Grace / Cordelia Winthrop Scott
Katie Cassidy ... Emma
Leighton Meester ... Meg
Cory Monteith ... Owen
Andie MacDowell ... Pam
Brett Cullen ... Robert
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes Amanda Fairbank-Hynes ... Amanda
Joe Camp III Joe Camp III ... Carl at Diner
Luke Bracey ... Riley
Valérie Lemercier ... Madame Valerie
Franck de la Personne Franck de la Personne ... Manager at Grand Belle
Máté Haumann ... Concierge at Grand Belle
István Göz István Göz ... Doorman at Grand Belle
Attila C. Arpa ... Security at Grand Belle (as Attila Árpa)
Joël Lefrançois ... Manager at Le Petite Sommeil
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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. Written by Fox 2000 Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hungary | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Princesa por accidente See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,588,318, 1 July 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,186,769, 29 September 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,667,665, 29 September 2011
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy, two of the film's stars, previously worked together on The CW drama, Gossip Girl (2007) (2007). See more »

Goofs

When Grace is given the breakfast order at the beginning of the film the eggs on the plate are crispy and burnt. Yet when she hands the food to the customer the eggs are clearly different from the ones on the plate before. See more »

Quotes

Grace: You must be the change you want to see in the world
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Crazy Credits

The title "Monte Carlo" doesn't appear until 31 minutes into the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011) See more »

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Mountain and the Sea
Written and Performed by Ingrid Michaelson
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"Monte Carlo" Shrouded in Disbelief and Lame Contrivances
27 June 2011 | by changmohSee all my reviews

The main plot of "Monte Carlo" deals with high school student and part-time waitress Grace (Selena Gomez) who has always dreamed of going to Paris, France, with her best friend Emma (Katie Cassidy). However, as luck would have it, her uptight stepsister Meg (Leighton Meester) also tags along for the trip which turns out to be a huge disappointment.

Things change when the trio pop into a five-star hotel and Grace is mistaken for a spoilt and wealthy British socialite. The three friends are then whisked off to Monte Carlo where they have to attend a charity ball, meet the men of their dreams - and get involved in the case of a missing multi-million-dollar necklace! As soon as the girls get to Paris, the movie is shrouded in a pervasive mood of disbelief, sloppily contrived events and 'convenient' coincidences. Even if we accept the odds that Grace gets to meet her lookalike Cordelia Winthrop Scott (also Gomez) at a place and time when Cordelia plans to 'disappear', we are 'forced' to accept many other ridiculous plot contrivances - just so that the mistaken identity caper can run its course. Indeed, the storyline is reminiscent of a host of other mistaken identity tales - and it is utterly predictable. Ditto that for its love stories (each of the girls have one).

Monte Carlo is obviously another vehicle for Disney starlet and singer Selena Gomez (after last year's "Ramona & Beezuz"). While it is obvious that Gomez has great potential as an actress, she doesn't exploit her talents here. There is little chemistry between her Grace and Theo (Pierre Boulanger) and her portrayal of Cordelia borders on 'campy'. Meester fares better as the cautious Meg; at least her relationship with Aussie Riley (Luke Bracey) has its sparks. Glee's Corey Monteith is largely wasted as Emma's boyfriend, Owen. The technical credits are okay but not the movie, though. It kinda sucks.


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