Monday, July 18, 2011

Movie Monday - Mistaken Identities

Monte Carlo

Written by: Tom Bezucha, April Blair, Maria Maggenti, Kelly Bowe based upon the novel by Jules Bass

Directed by: Tom Bezucha

Released: July 1, 2011 by Fox 2000 Pictures

Rating: PG

Summary: 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.

I kind of forced my friend Kally to see this movie with me with the promise of her not having to pay for her ticket (I had two free passes). I was in the mood for a brainless chick-click with cute guys and pretty clothing. Luckily, that’s exactly what I got with this movie.

This cast was rather teen-star studded and as a whole they seemed to work well together. It was weird seeing Leighton Meester as someone other than Blair Waldorf but she played her anal part quite well. Selena Gomez was fit pretty well for her part, but at the same time you couldn’t help but be annoyed for when she was trying to do the British accent. It just got a little annoying how she couldn’t always seem to hold onto it... though at the same time with her main character portrayal it did make sense that that was how it was. Still, a little annoying.

If you’re looking for a cute girlie movie to go out and see with your friends, this is a great one. But if you’re looking for a film with a serious (or realistic) plot you might want to check out something else. One comment that my friend had after we watched this was that she was on edge the entire time needing to know that everything would work out without anyone going to jail. So at least it was able to keep your attention.

I’m giving this movie a 6/10. It was cute but not likely one that I will watch again unless it’s for free. I will admit, however, that I was insanely jealous of the entire suitcases of MAC make-up... of I wish that that was my collection.

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