|“Monte Carlo” proves to be by the book tween romance|
|Written by Emily Warner, Daily Vidette Sports Editor|
|Tuesday, 05 July 2011 16:37|
Everyone loves being right, right? I’m no exception, however I would have been OK if I hadn’t been right about everything that was going to happen in “Monte Carlo.” Predictable is easily a way to describe this movie. Some people might say it was cute, but ultimately if I never saw this movie again, I would not be heartbroken.
Possibly the reason this movie was so predictable was because it was a hybrid of “The Lizzie McGuire Movie,” “The Parent Trap” and Disney’s “Model Behavior.”
Three girls go on a trip to Europe. But of course, they all just can’t get along. Wouldn’t you know it though, one of the girls, Selena Gomez’s character, looks exactly like a British heiress. As chance would have it, the heiress decides to skip the charity stuff she is supposed to do in Monte Carlo and instead go meet up with her friends. Having overheard this conversation, the girls decide to slip in and replace the jet-setting heiress.
This movie definitely earned its PG rating. I don’t need anything X-rated, but this film was definitely overflowing with sexual tension. Just a couple kisses were shared, a few for each girl since there were three main characters. There were three love interests, one for each of the leading ladies. So convenient.
Not to be a skeptic, but I’ve got a bone to pick due to some continuity issues. You have Kate Cassidy’s character who has never left the state of Texas until this trip, so therefore she has a full blown Texan accent that she sometimes may have fleetingly forgot to insert. Yet her best friend, Selena Gomez, also from Texas, doesn’t have the slightest hint of a Southern drawl.
I don’t want to be a spoiler so I’m not exactly going to specify, but since when do auto mechanics, who are a couple years out of high school, make enough to fly to France and back on a whim? There goes two grand, which could have been well spent on his pick-up truck. (That’s actually not me being stereotypical, he did have a pick-up.)
Perhaps the biggest disappointment was that Gomez’s song that was used in the trailer for the film. “Who Says” wasn’t even featured in the movie. Too bad, because unlike the movie, if I never heard that song again I just may be heartbroken.
But alas, a lesson is learned in the movie. If you commit serious crimes, as long as everyone is happy, you can get away with it. Also, Europe, be it Paris or Monte Carlo as was featured in the movie, is absolutely beautiful.