Review & Giveaway: “Monte Carlo” with Selena Gomez (Out July 1st)


Monte Carlo Selena Gomez


Monte Carlo, a new film starting Selena Gomez, is hitting theaters nation-wide on July 1st.  I saw it last week at a special press preview with my daughter in tow.  You can read more about that here.

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.

Right now you can win an official  mini poster from Monte Carlo on the Culture Mom, and a Fandango $25 Gift Card!.

All you have to do to win is leave a comment below and join The Culture Mom Facebook page and leave a comment here (or let me know you are already a member).  Please be sure to leave an email address or Twitter handle IN YOUR RESPONSE below (this is important!)

Winners will be chosen at 9am on Thursday, June 30th at 9am.  The winner will have 24 hours to accept the prize or it will go to the runner-up.


Disclosure: The mini-poster and Fandango gift card were provided to me free of charge for this promotion and I was not paid any compensation.

Giveaway courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.

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  1. This is just like The Lizzie McGuire Movie, therefore I will not be seeing it. Hilary Duff> Selena Gomez.

  2. Love your blog. Would love to win these tickets for my daughter.


  3. Kimberly says:

    facebook fan – Kimberly K

  4. David Gossett says:

    I am a daddy of a sweet 11 year old girl who wants to see this movie SO BAD. 🙂 I know you understand. Mariah is the biggest Selena Gomez fan, and we think her movies are wholesome. Thank you so much for the chance to win a way to take her. Good luck to everyone! I liked your Facebook page.


  5. I joined your Facebook Page. nickytammy@yahoo.com

  6. Soha Molina says:

    I am sohamolina (Soha M) FB liker —– eddiem11@ca.rr.com

  7. Mary Ann says:

    Already your ‘like’ on fb

    Would like to see this.

    macrouse at verizon dot net

  8. We are Selena Gomez fans and want to see this movie!

    kkql at aol dot com

  9. We are Selena Gomez fans.

  10. Mary Happymommy says:

    I joined your Facebook page. mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  11. This sounds like such a fun movie! Would love to see it. I am a facebook fan of culture mom.

  12. This looks like such a good movie to take my granddaughter to.

    egervits at verizon dot net

  13. my daughter can’t wait to see this movie. and neither can I.
    I’m already a member of your facebook page.

    • gigig99 at aol dot com

    • Wow. On Canada day I am flying to Paris with my daughters aged 11 and 12. Like your daugterr they have travelled a lot and it seemed they are not overly excited about the forthcoming trip, same issues you cited, don’t want to leave friends etc but once there, not usually a problem. But last night Carly my 12 year old nonchalantly asked me what our itinerary was in France. I told her the route and mentioned Monaco and at the end she looked disappointed and asked if we were going to Monte Carlo. I told her that was Monaco and she beemed. I did not know why until i saw this trailer. The movie comes out on Friday in Canada the day we fly but it could already be out in France. Anyway pity we could not have seen it before going on the trip, they would have been even more psyched.


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