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Monte Carlo Movie Review

Monte Carlo Movie Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jul 04, 2011
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Do you long to travel? Do you want to be swept away on a Cinderella-style adventure? Monte Carlo, starring Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katy Cassidy, might be the movie that makes your summer (and it’s in theatres now)!

Eurotrip!

Best friends Grace (Selena Gomez) and Emma (Katie Cassidy) plan to go on a European adventure right after their high school graduation, and at the last minute Grace’s stepsister Maggie (Leighton Meester) joins in on the plan, but we soon realize that Maggie and Grace have a rocky relationship. The girls set off for Paris with high hopes that are soon dashed when their dream vacation goes wrong in all sorts of ways, leaving them miserable and disappointed. And while we feel bad for the poor girls, their troubles are pretty funny.

Be Who You Want To Be

Their disaster vacation takes an interesting turn however when they cross paths with and heiress named Cordelia Winthrop Scott who looks exactly like Grace! In a case of mistaken identity the girls are whisked off to Monte Carlo for a lavish holiday, with Grace forced into pretending to be the snobbish heiress Cordelia! Selena Gomez takes on the difficult job of not only playing two different characters, but playing one character pretending to be the other!

Love is in the Air

While in Monte Carlo Grace finds herself in the possession of an incredibly beautiful and expensive necklace to be auctioned off for charity. Believing she’s the real heiress, Theo, a man who works for the charity, begins to fall in love with Grace (and Grace feels the same way!) But Grace isn’t the only one exploring her heart. Maggie falls head over heels for an Australian tourist, and Emma finds herself questioning her relationship with her eager long time boyfriend Owen, who proposed before she left.

The Bottom Line

We love seeing Selena Gomez expand her acting range by taking on this challenging role, and you can never go wrong with a feel-good Cinderella story, especially one that takes you on a romp through exotic and romantic locations. The real standout talent in this summer flick is Leighton Meester, even though we love seeing Katie Cassidy and Selena Gomez stretch their acting muscles too. If you’re looking to escape from reality for a while, go see Monte Carlo! Take a look at the trailer below!

Monte Carlo on DVD October 18!

Take Monte Carlo home with you on October 18! Check out all the cool bonus features the DVD comes with:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Monte Carlo Matchup Interactive Quiz
  • Ding-Dang Delicious: The Boys of Monte Carlo
  • Backstage Pass

Monte Carlo Rating: 4

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Hello and welcome to the first installment of my new series "Alpha Reviews". Whenever I see a new movie, I'll write a review of it here. Don't worry, the first part of the review will be spoiler free, and I'll make sure to give a warning when I talk more about the specifics of the movie.  Today I'll be looking at Roland Emmerich's sequel to (arguably) his greatest work, Independence Day. His original alien disaster film came out in 1996, and while it wasn't a major hit with the critics, it trounced the box office by raking in more money than any other film of that year. Over the past two decades, love for the movie has only grown, and it's now seen as the ultimate popcorn movie.  So how did the sequel hold up? Well...it's not easy to tell. On the one hand, there are some things that this movie did really well. On the other, this movie had moments that I absolutely hated. This is such a hard movie to crituique. Not because there's nothing to critique, but because there's so much right and wrong in the movie that making a final call on it is hard to do.  For one, the story is serviceable. I can buy pretty much everything that they're saying. While there are a few obvious plot holes, impeccable writing isn't what you expect from ID.  The characters vary from the fun and interesting to the idiotic and annoying. Jeff Goldblum does a great job here, and so does Bill Pullman and William Fitchener. As for the new characters? Not so much. The (arguably) two main characters are played by discount Chris Hemsworth (Liam Hemsworth), and discount Micheal B. Jordan (Jessie Usher). Neither give a stunning performance. And my goodness, there is one character in this movie who is so stereotypical and unrealistic, that it literally made me facepalm when I saw it. You'll know who I'm talking about if you've seen the movie. But, the movie is set up so that everyone gets a healthy slice of screen time, so it's okay.  The action is phenomenal, but kind of unoriginal. The first real action scene we have is the destruction of London. Know what it looks exactly like? The destruction of Paris in 2012. Know who directed 2012? Roland Emmerich. Now, I'm one of the few who enjoyed that movie, so I'm fine with it. And most of the other scenes do have a more original feel to them. But, this guy doesn't stop at copying his own movies. There's an action scene where they're on the moon, it looks exactly like Prometheus. I guess I can forgive some of this, but come on, really?  The nostalgia was WAY off the charts. I count this as a category for review because it's what old movie sequels do now. Some do it at the right amount, some don't do it enough, and some...like this film...do it all the time. Almost everything is recycled from the past movie, and there so many callbacks that it's hard to remember them all. But I will give it credit, some of them had me laughing. But, some of them made we want to scream "You're not even trying!" in the theater.  All in all? I'd say that you need to see this movie if you had any enjoyment out of the first one. But, just know that this has a lot more nonsense to put up with, even though it does give much of the entertainment value of the first one in return. I can't guarantee that you won't be disappointed, but if you go into it expecting a mix of good and bad, you'll be glad to see the good parts of a true classic film on the big screen once again.  That's it here. What were your thoughts on the movie? Who do you think gave the best performance? What did you want to see more of? Post what you think about Independence Day: Resurgence below. 
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