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"Monte Carlo" (2011) is a movie starring Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy, Cory Montieth, Andie Macdowell and Pierre Boulanger.

Grace (Selena Gomez) is an ordinary girl who becomes an accidental princess when a family summer trip to Paris turns into the fantasy of a lifetime. Living like royalty, Grace, along with her two best friends, discovers who she really is—by assuming another person's identity.

Freshly minted high school grad Grace (Selena Gomez) and best friend Emma (Katie Cassidy) are jettisoning their waitress jobs in Texas for a trip to Paris. But Grace's killjoy stepsister Meg (Leighton Meester) is involuntarily installed as chaperone by Grace's mother (Andie MacDowell) and soon-to-be stepfather (Brett Cullen). Meanwhile, Emma's boyfriend, Owen (Cory Monteith), is trying to put the kibosh on the trip altogether with a ring and proposal.

Grace and Emma, however, will not be deterred from crème brulee by the Seine, and soon enough, the two friends, with Megan in tow, arrive in France.

Ah, Paris…the lights...the boulevards...the…Sorry, no time for that! Scurried past famed landmarks by a hyperactive tour guide, and discouraged by their "luxury" accommodations and frequent tiffs, the trio's spirits sag like the behinds of knit-panted American tourists.

Fortunes change, however, when Grace is mistaken for British socialite Cordelia Winthrop Scott. When the girls inadvertently take possession of Cordelia's invitation to a ritzy charity ball in Monte Carlo, they seize the moment, indeed, the entire week, by ditching their hopeless packaged tour, and heading south. With carte blanche to the socialite's grand suite, clothing and accessories (including a $4 million necklace), they embark on a romantic adventure of yacht parties, polo matches and highly eligible bachelors. But when the necklace goes missing and the real Cordelia unexpectedly arrives, Grace, Emma and Meg have to rely on all their southern charm, wit and bravado to keep their sugarcoated vacation from turning into a full Monte meltdown.

It has long been a rite of passage for countless young Americans to celebrate graduation (or almost graduation, in Emma's case) with a trip to Europe. The grand architecture, sophisticated culture and rich history serve as a virtual finishing school for young people preparing to step into the larger shoes of adulthood. Add to that the allure of romance and glorious adventure and, well, start packing your bags!

The "Monte Carlo" movie is produced by Di Novi Pictures in association with Dune Entertainment. The film is directed by Tom Bezucha from a screenplay by Bezucha, April Blair & Maria Maggenti, based upon a screen story by Kelly Bowe and the novel "Headhunters" by Jules Bass. The producers are Denise Di Novi, Alison Greenspan, Nicole Kidman and Arnon Milchan. The executive producers are STAN Wlodkowski, Deborah Schindler, Forest Whitaker and Per Saari.

Selena Gomez & Leighton Meester: 'Monte Carlo' Behind the Scenes!
Selena Gomez: 'Monte Carlo' on DVD October 18th!


Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 109 mins.
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Distributor: Fox 2000
Production Companies:
Di Novi Pictures
Dune Entertainment
Regency Enterprises

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