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Monte Carlo (2011)

aka Monte Carlo

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Details: 109 mins · English, French · PG (USA)

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The same old Romedy Now tale. Selena is no true beauty, like all women. Good for me. Kindness, goodness, reformed.. blah... blah..!

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Disappointing.

Selena's accent though. Great job.

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Cast:

Small Grace
Small Emma Perkins
Small Owen
Small Meg
Small Pam
Small Alicia Winthrop Scott
No_movie_poster Manager at Grand Belle
Small Madame Valerie
Small Amanda
No_movie_poster Bernard Marchand
Small Grace Ann Bennett
No_movie_poster Theo
Small Robert
Small Cordelia Winthrop Scott

Crew:

No_movie_poster Thomas Bezucha Director
No_movie_poster Denise Di Novi Production
No_movie_poster Alison Greenspan Production
No_movie_poster Rick Schwartz Production
Small Nicole Kidman Production
No_movie_poster April Blair Writer
No_movie_poster Maria Maggenti Writer
No_movie_poster Thomas Bezucha Writer
No_movie_poster Jules Bass Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Jeffrey Ford Editing

Plot:

Grace Bennett is a Texas high-school student who works as a waitress with her best friend Emma Perkins to earn money for a trip to Paris after graduation. Grace's stepfather pays for her stepsister Meg Kelly come with them on the trip, Emma goes to Paris despite her boyfriend Owen's proposal of marriage. After being left behind by their tour guide, the three girls seek refuge from the Paris rain in a posh hotel. There, the hotel staff and paparazzi mistake Grace for celebutante British heiress Cordelia Winthrop-Scott, Grace's double, who leaves rather than stay to attend an auction for a Romanian charity for which she is to donate an expensive Bulgari necklace. The Americans spend the night in Cordelia's suite, and the next day fly to Monte Carlo with Cordelia's luggage.

At Monte Carlo the girls meet Theo Marchand, the son of the philanthropist hosting Cordelia. Theo dislikes Cordelia's spoiled nature but escorts them to a ball, where Grace successfully fools Cordelia's aunt Alicia and Emma dances with a prince. Meg reunites with Riley, an Australian backpacker she briefly met in Paris. They find they have things in common, and spend time together before he leaves for Italy. When Grace has to take part in a game of polo, Alicia discovers the impersonation because of Grace's different riding style. Alicia believes her niece has hired a lookalike to take her place while she parties, but in order not to endanger the charity auction she agrees to keep silent. Theo is attracted to "Cordelia's" frank personality, while Emma's prince invites her to a party on a yacht. Emma dresses for the party in Cordelia's necklace but meets Meg on the way, and Meg takes it for safekeeping, but later forgets it in Riley's backpack. Emma is disillusioned at the party by the prince's arrogance toward the servants.

Owen arrives in Monte Carlo in search of Emma. So does Cordelia, and she sees the newspaper account of Grace's appearance at the ball. She finds that the necklace is missing and calls the police. The girls have gone in search of Riley but he shows up at the hotel with the necklace; they find Cordelia in the room. Cordelia threatens to withdraw the necklace from the auction, and the girls tie her up so Grace can take her place at the auction. Cordelia escapes, and reveals Grace's fraud at the auction. She demands that Grace be arrested, but after Grace's sincere public confession Alicia bids the unexpectedly large amount of €6 million for the necklace to save her. The film ends with Meg joining Riley on his travel around the world; Owen and Emma moving into their own home in Texas; and Theo Marchand and Grace reuniting at the Romanian charity.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 2011-07-01 : United States of America

DVD : 2011-10-18