Monte Carlo

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  • Summary: Based on the Jules Bass book "Headhunters", Monte Carlo tells the story of a girl and her best friend who travel to Paris, accompanied by her future, uptight stepsister. When one of the girls is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress, they are caught up in a whirlwind of attention and findBased on the Jules Bass book "Headhunters", Monte Carlo tells the story of a girl and her best friend who travel to Paris, accompanied by her future, uptight stepsister. When one of the girls is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress, they are caught up in a whirlwind of attention and find themselves going on a dream vacation to Monte Carlo. (20th Century Fox) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Jul 2, 2011
    70
    As in "Country Strong," Meester's crack timing and irresistible poignancy illuminate a part that would leave other actresses simpering themselves off the screen.
  2. Reviewed by: Carrie Rickey
    Jun 30, 2011
    63
    The actresses are appealing, the settings photogenic (Budapest doubles for Monte Carlo), and the clothes ideal for a triple-Cinderella fantasy. It's not art, but it is entertaining.
  3. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jul 1, 2011
    60
    If you are a 12-year-old girl, you are the perfect audience for Monte Carlo.
  4. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jun 30, 2011
    50
    It's chirpy, it's bright, there are pretty locations and lots happens. This is the kind of movie that can briefly hold the attention of a cat.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Jun 30, 2011
    50
    Dependable entertainment for young girls.
  6. Reviewed by: Judy Sutton Taylor
    Jul 2, 2011
    40
    The movie isn't without its charms, with several supporting characters - a hotel-desk clerk, a French police chief - adding a touch of "Pink Panther"–esque humor to the mix.
  7. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Jun 30, 2011
    25
    It's unpleasant where it should be pleasant, convoluted where it should be streamlined, anxiety provoking where it should be easy, and long, long, long - at least 20 minutes longer than it has a right to be.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. May 4, 2015
    10
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  2. Jul 2, 2011
    10
    Selena plays the role of two people with opposite lives, Cordelia, who is a heiress, and Grace, a small town girl with big dreams. Selena andSelena plays the role of two people with opposite lives, Cordelia, who is a heiress, and Grace, a small town girl with big dreams. Selena and her costars have such great on screen chemistry and make this movie a must see movie with the family, or to go your girlfriends. Expand
  3. May 4, 2015
    10
    nd. The contrast between it's art-house narrative and it's trashy Miami theme is what makes the movie special, and James Franco's performancend. The contrast between it's art-house narrative and it's trashy Miami theme is what makes the movie special, and James Franco's performance here is astonishing. The movie is odd and disturbing, but it's equally fun and enter Expand
  4. Jul 10, 2011
    5
    Though charming and sweet, Monte Carlo is more or less recycled ideas from The Lizzie MgGuire Movie, and even for the tweens -- the majorityThough charming and sweet, Monte Carlo is more or less recycled ideas from The Lizzie MgGuire Movie, and even for the tweens -- the majority of them being Gomez lovers -- there is nothing original, fresh, or emotionally captivating to see here. Expand
  5. Oct 6, 2011
    5
    Monte Carlo as a piece of escapism from reality works quite well but in most other ways it falls flat. Overall the three main leads (SelenaMonte Carlo as a piece of escapism from reality works quite well but in most other ways it falls flat. Overall the three main leads (Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy and Leighton Meester) do a decent job of keeping the story trundling along while also keeping the tone light and entertaining. The main problem with the actors has to be the addition of Katherine Tate who seems to serve no purpose besides the bizzaro ending where she has at least 30 seconds of meaning. However the film doesn't try to be a serious character piece, it just tries to entertain while providing beautiful landscapes (Paris, Budapest imitating Monte Carlo and Monaco) and a jolly soundtrack, including a lively score by Michael Giacchino.

    However as the film enters its final act things start to unravel and the story which up until then was "plausible" just turns downright ludicrous. The final problem with Monte Carlo is that it degrades itself by shoehorning in a silly rivalry between Katie Cassidy and Leighton Meester where it would have been much more effective concentrating on the dynamic of the step sisters between Gomez and Meester. Overall it isn't a bad film, it just doesn't deliver a significant enough story to make it memorable or worthy of another watch.
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  6. Jul 25, 2011
    5
    I got to say. This movie really bored me and I am actually really interested in these kind of movies. Selena Gomez was pretty good though.I got to say. This movie really bored me and I am actually really interested in these kind of movies. Selena Gomez was pretty good though. With her in it, the rating boost 3 points. Her acting wasn't too shabby. Expand
  7. Nov 12, 2011
    0
    Dear Jesus it's happened again.
    Another Disney-backed teenager got their own blockbuster movie, and it is terrible.
    Selena Gomez'
    Dear Jesus it's happened again.
    Another Disney-backed teenager got their own blockbuster movie, and it is terrible.
    Selena Gomez' impersonation of herself is basically that of her regular self, a.k.a. **** McGee, with a British Accent. Give me back the two hours of my life. Go read a book or something instead of watching this.
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