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Monte Carlo: Sex & The City for Tweens

By inSing EditorMovies - 30 June 2011 10:11 AM | Updated 10:32 AM

Monte Carlo: Sex & The City for Tweens

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Rating: 2 stars out of 5

The Buzz: Ex Barney and Friends alumni and rock celebrity Selena Gomez stars with Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester in a comedy about Americans in Europe.

The Stars: Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy, Leighton Meester

The Story: Three young women from Texas vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress. says: This chick flick is as dressed up as Sex and the City for the younger set, and at least the girls here aren’t geriatrics. Main lead Gomez seems to be the lure for the High School Musical crowd with her child star background, but her baby face just doesn’t fit the high society glow that this film coats itself with.

The film tries to link her character, called Grace, with Princess Grace of Monaco, but Gomez does not quite have the style to pull it off. The other two girls have their own subplots, but they’re quite weakly put together as well.

Meg (Meester), Grace’s emotionally wounded sister, forgets her troubles once she meets an Australian who has problems buttoning his shirt, while Emma (Cassidy), who’s trying to come to grips with her small town boyfriend (Glee’s Cory Montheith), sorts it all out quickly enough. 

The result is more of a fairytale kind of story that’s a little too saccharine. Even as it tries to diss the money and glamour aren’t everything, it fully embraces the high society gloss it coats itself with.