Parents' Guide to

Monte Carlo

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Silly but sweet travel comedy says to be true to yourself.

Movie PG 2011 108 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 18+

Not what I expected

We try to teach our kids not to lie, but then someone makes a movie with their fave actress/actor deceiving others. For a kid that watched Selena Gomez on the Disney Channel before this movie, I'd say this is a huge leap. It's very upsetting that in most of these "chick flick lite" movies, the women are stumbling upon strange men to fall in love. When our kids see this, they in return begin to lower their guard around strangers. This is very dangerous. I, also, found the clothing of these girls to be too promiscuous sometimes, especially from the co-stars. Movies ( even those supposedly for youngsters) are just getting more profane and provocative. Younger people are still learning what right/wrong is. When we give them a right thing in a wrong way, they absorb it all. They need extra help along the way. And that clock cannot be turned back. With all the adult situations and partying, your kids are better off playing outside and enjoying what innocence and happiness they still have left.
age 7+

Good

I like the ending it was a good movie I’ll admit.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (47 ):

This is one of those sugary sweet cinematic trifles that could be shown on television without any major edits. There's no overt sexuality, language, or violence -- just three young women getting to play dress up in the fabulously wealthy principality of Monaco. The dramatic tension is more about self-reflection than any external force; once you believe that Grace could impersonate Cordelia in this age of heightened security, it's easy to trust that the trio won't fall into the hands of the police, so you can just sit back and enjoy their sight-seeing and fashion displays.

Emma needs to see that money won't bring happiness -- and that her steadfast fiance, Owen (Glee star Cory Monteith), will. Meg just has to take some risks and have some fun, which involves going on an epic date with Riley (Luke Bracey), a hunky Aussie with wanderlust. And, of course, Grace needs to confess to Theo that he's smitten with a "regular American girl," not an aristocratic Brit. It's all predictably uplifting and sweet and will make young girls across America want to visit the City of Lights in hopes of their own romantic, life-affirming adventures.

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