Summer Movie Guide

Monte Carlo

Rated PG

May 01, 2011

LARRY HORRICKS—TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX & REGENCY ENTERPRISES
 

Directed by Thomas Bezucha

Starring Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy, Cory Monteith

What would you do if you were mistaken for someone else and offered an all-expenses-paid trip to Monte Carlo, Monaco? Would you play along? If you're a small-town Texas girl like Grace (played by Gomez), you just might! Grace, her stepsister Meg (Meester) and her best friend Emma (Cassidy) have been saving up for a summer trip to Paris. But their dream vacation quickly spirals into a big disappointment when one thing after another goes wrong.

Things start looking up, however, when Grace is mistaken for a wealthy British heiress named Cordelia, who is scheduled to be in Monte Carlo. Wanting to give her friends the European adventure they had hoped for, Grace pretends to be the spoiled socialite. But when the real Cordelia shows up, will the girls be able to talk themselves out of this pickle? One thing's for sure: it's a vacation they'll never forget!

So, what was it like for Gomez to go from playing a nice wizard like Alex on Wizards of Waverly Place to a not-so-nice heiress like Cordelia? "It was liberating!" she told TFK. "Cordelia is so mean and awful. It was exciting for me to play something different." Click here for the full interview.

Did You Know?

Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts were originally set to play the lead roles in the movie until the producers decided they wanted to rewrite the script for a younger cast.

 

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