Friday, July 22, 2011

I Just Watched: Monte Carlo

To start out this review I have to be honest, I'm not all that proud to have seen this. For a movie of its premise, Monte Carlo was 30 minutes too long (way too long). Don't get me wrong, I love Selena Gomez — though I prefer her music tenfold to her acting — she's adorable, charming and has fabulous fashion sense. What's even more, Leighton Meester (TV's Gossip Girl) is totally on my list of girl crushes (come on, all us straight ladies have 'em). Moving past that, however, I could not get over the fact that this movie should not have been in theaters . . . it should have aired on the Disney Channel. When I was able to overlook the fact that this film is insanely similar to 2003's The Lizzie McGuire Movie, I managed to enjoy myself, basking in the glory of its light-hearted sillyness. All in all, this is definitely a great flick to take your children to (or the kids you babysit) but beyond that, it's been done.
Best on-screen moment: Grace's (Gomez) uptight stepsister Meg (Meester) impulsively decides to stay behind and climbs to the top of Machu Picchu . . . with her new man, of course.

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