Three young women (Gomez, Meester, and Cassidy) vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress.
Could-a, would-a, should -a! That sums up MONTE CARLO in nutshell. This could of been a pretty good film. And it was.... until the actual plot of the movie started. The film turned from a highly intriguing trifecta coming of age female story into a Mr. Been mistaken identity romp in Europe. And the question is why?
Do they need this storyline to tell this type of story? The problem is that there are more questions than answers to WTF are they tring to do to this attempt at a female driven film made for both sexes? A grounded story about three women coming to grips with life in various capacities in society turns into something more unrealistic than a Michael Bay action scene.
Here is the summary of things that make zero sense:
1) Cordelia Winthrop Scott is supposed to be this giant socialite in the world. So why?
...don’t any of the girls know her at the beginning?
...hadn’t Grace been told she looks EXACTLY like her before?
...does Cordelia travel by herself without an entourage, much less a bodyguard?
....would someone like Cordelia actually travel alone? (Sorry but this point is the largest flaw in the film. It makes zero sense!)
2) When they steal her identity, why?
....doesn’t the real Cordelia realize this beforehand considering that pictures are taken of her?
....doesn’t anyone ask about the two girls from America travelling with her?
....wouldn’t this multi-million dollar bracelet be in a safe, or have 24 hour security around it?
....and where was Cordelia when the girls were stealing her identity? Wouldn’t the paparazzi have figured out that she’s in two places at the same time?
3) When Cordelia catches up with them?
....where has she been?
....why wouldn’t the cops arrest the three girls?
....and how can things possibly end happily ever after?
I don’t mind these kind of films, but you must be a least bit clever about it. This film is so simple in execution, it’s offensive to our current smart movie going audience. And the problem is that there is an obvious lack of emotion, because you only point out the flaws when you are not caring about what’s happening in the film and with the characters.
The sad part about all of this is that these types of films need to be made more. An all female cast with a pretty sizable budget. But please don’t give us this simple execution.
And to complain one last time, read the synopsis. It tells you EXACTLY what’s going to happen in the film. And I mean exactly! So there are ZERO surprises. And when that happens, you get bored and you point out the flaws.
To the publicity teams in Hollywood: Don’t give away the entire plot in the synopsis. It will anger people when they see the film and they will tell all their friends not to see it.
Monte Carlo is a misfire that easily could of been a hit. And it saddens me.