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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1961. Princess Grace, the former Grace Kelly, has been married to Prince Rainier of Monaco now for five years, they having two young children. Her transition from famed Oscar-winning Hollywood actress from a humble background as the daughter of a Philadelphia bricklayer to European princess of a small, exclusive and tight-knit principality has been a difficult one, the Monagasques who have been less than welcoming to her in her outspoken American nature. Even in her official charity work as head of a women's committee for the Red Cross, the other committee members largely grumble under their breath about her as their leader. Despite loving Rainier, their marriage is a largely distant one emotionally as he focuses on his role as monarch, now an especially difficult time in the on-going tension between Monaco and France under the leadership of Charles de Gaulle, who would, if he could, annex Monaco back under French control. She has a small entourage of trusted advisers who lead her ...Written by
In September 2014, before this movie's release in the U.S. was sorted out, Nicole Kidman admitted in a BBC interview with Simon Mayo that the movie had problems: "I did do my best and obviously it didn't work." See more »
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Up here you can see the whole of Monaco, Mr. Hitchcock.
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Grace of Monaco will have you rolling your eyes, sighing and checking your watch. Several of the most dramatic moments bang on for much too long as Grace meanders her inarticulate way around a point and filler scenes waste our time with little to show for it.
The climax of the movie is an awkward embarrassment of a scene that does not deserve the standing ovation it gets - which is such a shame because it really had potential.
The movie isn't pretty enough to put up with the writing. Don't waste your time unless you enjoy watching over-dramatic, borderline-crazy-eyes women ramble.
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