La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) Reviews

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September 3, 2009
Fontaine can't seem to decide whether she's making a dry sex farce or a slow-burn thriller, and the movie never really commits to either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 2, 2009
The film, having paraded itself fairly clumsily as a romantic comedy with psychological twists, turns absurdly serious on the treacherous roads that hug Monaco's cliffs.
July 3, 2009
The Girl From Monaco doesn't seem to know whether it wants to be a sprightly sex comedy or an enigmatic little thriller. Unfortunately, it's neither very funny nor very thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 6, 2009
The film dances around suspense and satire, but achieves little of both.
July 2, 2009
The film's love triangle and subsequent tonal 180 is a head-scratcher that renders it neither a comedy nor drama. What it feels like instead is a trifle -- and not one compelling enough to recommend.
November 13, 2009
When, far too late in the day for us to care, they enter Hitchcock territory, the plot shift gives you the cinematic equivalent of whiplash and leaves you holding your head, wondering how on earth it happened and really rather wishing it hadn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 24, 2009
As a solid thriller, La fille de Monaco feels like it's missed the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 19, 2009
If a man had directed The Girl from Monaco, this erstwhile comedy would be labeled misogynistic -- a charge that would stick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 2, 2009
For all the elasticity of the form, Anne Fontaine's Girl is still a cloying bit of business, rarely very funny and never smart enough to make a solid point, at least about anything we don't already know.
July 3, 2009
Somehow Ms. Fontaine's attempt to mix styles and genres does not quite work, and instead of drawing tighter, The Girl from Monaco snaps and slackens, its apparent ingenuity revealed as a dubious contrivance.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 3, 2009
At best diverting, at worst an almost self-parodic compendium of French film cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 3, 2009
It's often sparkling, always stylish -- but ultimately no more significant than another day at an overpriced resort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 2, 2009
Obsessed with the image of its tall and tan leading lady, The Girl from Monaco ends up a weak cocktail with a big red cherry floating between its ice cubes.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
July 1, 2009
The Girl from Monaco is a frustratingly suspense-free affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 10, 2009
The French comedy-drama The Girl from Monaco demonstrates how an excess of liberté and fraternité can be hazardous to the health, especially where there is an absence of egalité.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
July 7, 2009
C'est dommage, I have encountered a real French dud!
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July 7, 2009
So what else is there to remotely recommend this film? As the French say, "rien".
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July 3, 2009
The Girl From Monaco may be momentarily entertaining, but don't expect anything profound from the lightweight saga as it wends its way to its contrived, TV-movie conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 24, 2009
If you think I'm being tasteless, you should see the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 17, 2009
Silly romantic comedy about a very proper top Parisian criminal lawyer on a case in Monaco where he falls for a trashy local eludes both truths and justice to its audience. Some pretty Monegasque scenery and a cameo from acting vet Stéphane Audran are no
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