If you have or know a girl in her tweens, chances are she’s heard about Monte Carlo, starring Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy. Filmed on-location in Budapest, the film looks to be a perfect romantic tween comedy filmed against a gorgeous backdrop that will lure in plenty of moms and daughters.
Here’s the film synopsis:
Grace (Selena Gomez) is an ordinary girl who becomes an accidental heiress when a summer trip to Paris turns into the fantasy of a lifetime. On a dream vacation, Grace, along with her best friend and step-sister, discover that the greatest adventure is finding out who they really are.
The star power is solid in this film. With Nicole Kidman billed as one of the producers, the film also stars Glee‘s Cory Monteith, comedienne and Doctor Who favorite Catherine Tate, and accomplished actress and model Andie McDowell as Grace’s mother.
Two things draw me the most to this film: first, the scenery is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for a summertime afternoon matinee; and, the film is loosely based on the novel Headhunters by Jules Bass (of Rankin-Bass productions, the guys who brought us Rudolph and all those other stop-animation holiday specials when we were kids). While it’s a loose adaptation with younger characters than the adult-fiction Headhunters, this small connection to my childhood makes me curious about the film.
Enough of a description – here’s the trailer, in which you’ll see what I’m talking about when I refer to the scenery:
Hope to see you at the movies next weekend!