In the Monte Carlo Trailer, three young women (Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy) are traveling around Europe and getting into adventures they didn’t plan on. the film seems more in line with a Disney movie, with all of the cast TV stars (Gomez comes from the Disney channel, Meester and Cassidy from “Gossip Girl“), but the premise was also explored by Eli Roth in his film Hostel 2. This will surely feature less bloodshed. Take a look…
This looks very cute and by the numbers. Or as the Radiohead song suggests “no surprises.” Mistaken identity, girls put into the lap of luxury, cute boys who end up loving the girls for themselves. 1-2-3. It would be interesting to see if the film pulls its punches, or if one girl gets rejected for being a poor girl from America – but that’s not how these films work.
Basically every couple of years they make movies like this because every couple of years there’s a new set of teen and pre-teen girls who haven’t seen The Princess Diaries, or The Prince and I, or Pretty Woman for that matter. It’s written and directed by Thomas Bezucha, who did The Family Stone, which was an above average formula picture. Hopefully this is more of the same.
There is a Ernst Lubitsch film (available in the Criterion Eclipse series of Lubitsch musicals) with the same title. This seems to bear no resemblance. It’s based on the Jules Bass novel “Headhunters.”
Should any male who’s not on a date go see this film in a theater alone, or will they be arrested on principle?