Grace of Monaco

Grace of Monaco
Review: This focuses on the personal story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly during the dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, and France’s Charles De Gaulle.
Director: Olivier Dahan
Actors: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Andre Penvern, Milo Ventimiglia, Robert Lindsay and Derek Jacobi
Year: 2014
Genre: Biography, Drama and Romance
Conclusion: 2/5
A film in which nothing happens. So close to giving this film one out of five but the reason for giving this two was because of Nicole Kidman’s acting, which held the whole film together. Robert Lindsay, despite being such a talented actor, didn’t contribute anything to the film. I don’t even remember him having any lines to say, just remember him slightly in the background. The script was poorly written and cringe worthy. It was listed in the 2011 Hollywood Black List of the most disappointing screenplays of the year. I think the whole film would have worked better as a little mini t.v. series rather than a two hour film. It would have been better if the film was cut down to half the time (an hour max). How true it is to the actual story I do not know. Apparently before the film was made Grace Kelly’s children issued a joint statement saying that they had no association with the production. The family also added that the film contains major historical inaccuracies and that the director ignored their requests for changes. I do think that despite the bad reviews that this film has had that Nicole Kidman has dealt very well with the feedback. Nicole Kidman was interviewed by Simon Mayo (BBC) in 2014 about this film and she stated that “I did my best and obviously it didn’t work”.

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