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September 3, 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.
September 27, 2012
delightful french comedy farce
½ June 9, 2012
the foreshadowing to the ending was quite obvious, but it was a fairly enjoyable film. but there was nothing really vindicating in the lead female character, she annoyed me in a very scarlett o'hara kind of way.
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.
July 3, 2011
You could only dream of relationships like these
½ April 22, 2011
This is the typical crazy french movie, lots of a very particular humor and a history you never believe in.
½ March 15, 2011
A strange relationships triangle is present. The story maybe repeated but I think the director is clever enough to make it special with the cinematography & script ending. It's funny how a man can be a wreck & how a woman seduction is powerful.
I enjoyed watching myself
½ September 20, 2010
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
mvieaddict
Super Reviewer
½ September 20, 2010
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.
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.
½ August 5, 2010
midlife crisis meets slutty gold digger meets committed bodyguard...
½ August 5, 2010
the bodyguard plays his professional cool extremely well throughout this movie, and one ends up feeling some pity for the once-brilliant lawyer who had everything until he met the titular girl
July 17, 2010
Está peli la fui a ver con Hëndel cuando vino el tour francés a Mérida=P... Trata de un abogado que viaja a Mónaco por un caso y en su camino se encuentra con una hermosa rubia, de la cual se enamora. Sin embargo, la rubia está muuuy loca jajaja. Es la tipia comedia romántica francesa, pero está muy buena. Si tienen oportunidad de verla, les aseguro que pasaran un agradable rato.
May 19, 2010
The point here seems to be you do bad things for the one you love and by the end of it pretty much everyone is doing something bad. Then again Louise Bourgoin could probably get a person to do bad things without them loving her. So, I'm not sure it hold water. Either way, it fun to watch movies that live within a moral dead zone sometimes. You have absolutely no idea what could happen. Then again this one is pretty predictable. Forgettable too. Except certain moments involving Louise Bourgoin who must be quite the trooper or just really really really wants to be an actress.
½ February 13, 2010
Director, Anne Fontaine, approaches the story of a golddigging girl in a way that might bring criticism to a male director and thus you're seeing a different version of the age-old story. It's neither a thriller, comedy nor drama, but the ride in enjoable and its 95 minute run time means that it doesn't linger for long on any plot point.
January 11, 2010
Un acteur d'habitude bon et une actrice avec un physique de dingue, voila les ingredients de base de ce film. Apres c'est une performance assez impressionnante de mediocrite. Il n'y a RIEN de bon la dedans. Scenario affligeant, improbable et sans interet. Jeu d'acteur et dialogues merdiques, histoire vu d'avance, et fin tellement improbable qu'elle met mal a l'aise. Vraiment 1h30 de perdue. Comment une realisatrice, pas geniale, mais bon pas si mauvaise (Augustin et Nathalie etaient pas mal) peut aller aussi bas, c'est incomprehensible...
½ January 6, 2010
this really didn't come together/couldn't make up its mind what movie it wanted to be.
January 4, 2010
Des acteurs en place dans cette comédie agréable.
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