When Grace (played by Selena Gomez), a new college graduate, and her best friend (played by Katie Cassidy) and step-sister (played by Leighton Meester) get to Paris, they check into their not very nice hotel and set off on an organized tour around Paris. They hit the Louvre, Notre Dame and, of course, the Eiffel Tower, where their tour bus leaves them high and dry, leaving behind while they admire the city’s views from the top. What transpires after that is a fairytale. Each one of their lives is transformed during their week long stay in France. When Grace is mistaken for a Princess, Cordelia Wintrhrop Scott, the three head to Monte Carlo and steal her life, wearing her clothes, staying in her palatial hotel room, even romancing her potential suitors. They each experience major changes and their lives will never be the same again at the film’s end.
Two of my favorite actresses are in this movie – unfortunately, I guess I have entered the middle-age , since both women play older roles. Andie McDowell plays Grace’s step-mother, and the fabulously funny Catherine Tate plays Cordelia’s aunt Alicia who has doubts about Grace’s identity from the get go, particularly when “Cordelia” pretends to care about the children’s charity she’s in Monte Carlo to support. She’s hilarious and I loved every scene that involved her.
The movie has its charms; it also has its cliche’s and predictability. But for a romantic at heart like myself, I didn’t care. My 8YO daughter and I enjoyed it immensely and found all the actors charming. I highly recommend it for kids ages 7 and up, but I’ll actually be taking my 6YO when it comes out.
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