Monte Carlo, about a trio of Texas girls whisked away to the titular country after a case of mistaken identity, is contrived, clichéd and unbelievable. The three leads—Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy and Leighton Meester—make for a not-so-charming bunch, and the film reminded me of a different Cassidy movie set abroad, specifically one that involves two kidnappings and Liam Neeson showing up to kick all sorts of ass. Comparisons to Taken aside, this is a film that is utterly unreal and downright disgusting in its attempts at sweetness.
Director: Thomas Bezucha
Producer: Arnon Milchan, Denise Di Novi, Alison Greenspan, Nicole Kidman, Stan Wlodkowski, Deborah Schindler, Forest Whitaker and Per Saari
Cast: Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy, Cory Monteith, Andie MacDowell, Catherine Tate, Pierre Boulanger, Luke Bracey, Brett Cullen, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Valérie Lemercier, Christophe Malavoy and Giulio Berruti