Thursday, April 19, 2012

Movie Review: Monte Carlo


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.

Yes, the plot line sounds like The Lizzie McGuire Movie. But it is completely different, with the different sub plots of the other characters.

I fully enjoyed this movie and I got so caught up into the character's lives that I didn't know the time when it finished. I mainly wanted to see this because of Selena Gomez. She's sweet and I've been there since the beginning of her Disney career, that I couldn't wait to see her in a some what grown up movie.

The characters, the world, the dialogue was fun and of course the romances were sweet. It's one of those exciting movies that make you want to go to another country and hope someone will sweep you off your feet and change your whole world for you.  

Grace, Selena, was a mixture of both her serious step sister and her fun, live in the moment best friend. I think she did a great job and I can not wait to see her more on the big screen. In this movie she also got to play someone else. Cordelia, the snobby heiress, and it was a blast seeing her like that. Totally different for her and I love that. Seeing our favorites doing the not usual is always fun. 

In a way Meg, played by Leighton Meester, was grace's ugly step sister in her eyes. They didn't get along very well. Water and oil, is the saying. So, when she gets dragged into the vacation you know they butt heads a bit. However, not as much as Meg and her best friend, Emma. Meg is honest, maybe a bit to honest, but as the movie goes and she starts to see through a different pair of eyes, she'll start to grow on you.

Emma, played by Katie Cassidy, was fun. She was, like, the comic relief of the movie. She has a southern accent which is very entertaining. Yes, they're from texas but sorry guys not many have the southern accent. Which kind of blows, since you know, they're from there.

But that little bit doesn't take anything away from this pleasurable movie. The romances are sweet and you can't help but root for them. And Grace fools everybody but one person can see through this little act. Yet, the conclusion she comes up with, is actually quite funny in my eyes. Very clever too!

Overall, this movie is great for everybody. If you just want to get taken away, put into another country and fall in love then this is a movie you need. A movie for hope, romance, and change. Also, the ending was a love/hate for me. Becuase I was so into the movie I screamed, "No, it can't end there. It just can't". LoL, I wanted more and that little stunt of mine most definitely made Tasha laugh.

For being one of those relaxing, amazing, spirit raising movies that get to everybodies heart.

Happy Viewing Everybody!


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