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La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) Reviews

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hunterjt13
hunterjt13

Super Reviewer

September 21, 2011
A high-profile lawyer falls for a sprightly weather girl against the advice of his world-weary bodyguard.
Essentially a dramedy about the perilous line between love and sexual obsession, this film is interesting when it's not trying to be funny and funny in all the right ways. Professional critics have complained about the thriller element to this film, but though it eventually winds its way to a thriller-esque conclusion, by classifying it as a dramedy, a drama with comic elements, I found things to like. After all, the idea of a film with all the trappings of a romantic comedy but which takes its themes seriously and probably surprised even the filmmakers is refreshing in the genre.
Louise Bourgoin as the mercurial sex kitten who seduces the main character is beautiful, and her acting talents make her character's weather-like changes believable. Fabrice Luchini is also quite good; I think my favorite moment is his nearly catatonic dive into the pool.
Overall, I found the mixed elements of The Girl from Monaco satisfying and entertaining.
Harlequin68
Harlequin68

Super Reviewer

July 19, 2009
In "The Girl from Monaco," Bertrand(Fabrice Luchini) is a top criminal lawyer in Monaco to defend Edith(Stephane Audran) on charges of killing her lover. He was hired by her son Louis(Gilles Cohen) in order to stop his mother from defending herself in court, having already dismissed several lawyers. Against the possibility of retaliation by the victim's family, he has also gone to the trouble of hiring Christophe(Roschdy Zem), a bodyguard, to protect Bertrand which he thinks is foolish. That is until Christophe helps in getting rid of Helene(Jeanne Balibar), a particularly troublesome lover. After that, the two men bond but Christophe can do nothing to protect Bertrand from the charms of Audrey(Louise Bourgoin), the local weather girl.

"The Girl from Monaco" is a sexy legal drama about control. Both Bertrand and Christophe need it to be successful in their professions. Bertrand needs control over every word in the courtroom and when he seduces women. Christophe needs it over the environment to protect his clients and emotions. What they also have in common is a lack of serious involvement with women(nothing wrong with this, as long as nobody gets hurt) which is why they are so concerned about their lack of control over Audrey who is sex personified and a force of nature, if you will. She is not crazy, nor is Helene, just passionate.
mvieaddict
mvieaddict

Super Reviewer

July 1, 2009
Le Fille de Monaco was a mix of romantic comedy together with drama. Unfortunately, the end result was bad and there was no way to connect with the characters. Fabrice Luchini played Bertrand. an elite lawyer coming to Monaco to work a high profile case. He was assigned a bodyguard, Christophe, with whom he developed a great friendship. Then appeared Audrey, a weather forecast girl, who was way younger than Bertrand and she turned his life upside down. Luchini and Zem had good chemistry on screen and the bound they formed was interesting but never fully realized.Then the movie suddenly made an unexpected twist, which was not bad but due to lack of character development, it was difficult to believe the turns of events experienced here.
TonyPolito
August 15, 2010
This film proves what Woody Allen said about sex can be true of French cinema: Even at its worst, it's still pretty much on-the-money.

The film's a typically French triple-character study. And typically French romance pairs a middle-aged man with a 20-something dish; here it's a droll barrister (Lucchini) with a local weather-channel bunny and all-night party girl (Bourgoin). Since Bourgoin actually IS a French weather-channel bunny, you know this script was hashed-up on-the-fly - and that in itself isn't a good omen. The third wheel is Lucchini's wingman, a stoic up-from-the-streets bodyguard (Zem).

Lucchini's in town to defend a murderous SugarMomma and, as the trial progresses, Bourgoin full-court-presses Lucchini for reasons unknown. Zem once 'knew' Bourgoin and warns Lucchini off, to no avail. As the trial drags on, so does the trio's ever deepening interaction.

And so what was first promised as light-hearted RomCom fare (via opening credits gandering Monte Carlo nightlights while Nat King Cole's croonin' "L-O-V-E") slowly turns to more serious stuff. Unfortunately, the characters just don't engage viewers as French characterizations usually do. At fin, the viewer's choice is "are they crazy" or "who cares."

Still, the film's stylings, conclusion and character studies are all just 'oh-so-French' that it still somewhat satisfies. Lucchini delivers neatly the poor cards he's dealt. Bourgoin is eye-candy enough, half-dressed in half-a-dozen killer outfits. Zem delivers stoic well since his acting seems to be in dry-dock.

Loose-and-dead-ends abound in a script whipped-up so everyone gets paid to take Monaco sun. SugarMomma's trial is totally irrelevant and defense strategy incomprehensible. Zem appears clueless about bodyguarding. And there's rumblings about lurking Russian mobsters - and Zem 'wanting' Lucchini - that lead nowhere.

RECOMMENDATION: French cinema buffs will find it a pleasant-enough 90 minutes, nothing more. Others should take a pass.
August 23, 2013
Film qui commence mais qui s'égare au fil des minutes tout en peinant à trouver son genre. Au final l'intérêt de 'La fille de Monaco" repose uniquement sur le charisme de ses trois acteurs principaux.
Ali Akbar
December 17, 2009
Nearly Good, the actor were dull, the story wasn't that exciting but the whole is watchable!
jspg71
September 18, 2009
Fabrice Luchini, Roschdy Zem Louise Bourgoin are a great trio in this Monaco May November love story. So I've always pretty much loved every movie that took even partly place in Monte Carlo, and now I love every movie with Louise Bourgoin . . . It also bears the distinction of being one of a few I blew money on to get the foreign DVD after seeing it in the theater thinking it would never get picked up by a distributor only to have the US release come out a few months later maybe I should be more patient with Hollywood . . .
Harlequin68
Harlequin68

Super Reviewer

July 19, 2009
In "The Girl from Monaco," Bertrand(Fabrice Luchini) is a top criminal lawyer in Monaco to defend Edith(Stephane Audran) on charges of killing her lover. He was hired by her son Louis(Gilles Cohen) in order to stop his mother from defending herself in court, having already dismissed several lawyers. Against the possibility of retaliation by the victim's family, he has also gone to the trouble of hiring Christophe(Roschdy Zem), a bodyguard, to protect Bertrand which he thinks is foolish. That is until Christophe helps in getting rid of Helene(Jeanne Balibar), a particularly troublesome lover. After that, the two men bond but Christophe can do nothing to protect Bertrand from the charms of Audrey(Louise Bourgoin), the local weather girl.

"The Girl from Monaco" is a sexy legal drama about control. Both Bertrand and Christophe need it to be successful in their professions. Bertrand needs control over every word in the courtroom and when he seduces women. Christophe needs it over the environment to protect his clients and emotions. What they also have in common is a lack of serious involvement with women(nothing wrong with this, as long as nobody gets hurt) which is why they are so concerned about their lack of control over Audrey who is sex personified and a force of nature, if you will. She is not crazy, nor is Helene, just passionate.
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