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Overall B

The budget Paris vacation of three American high school grads gets an unexpected upgrade when Grace (Selena Gomez) is mistaken for a wealthy heiress. Assuming this new identity, she and her friends (Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy) take advantage of a free trip to Monte Carlo. But their good fortune comes with some bad consequences.

Violence B+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language.

Talk to your kids about…

Monte Carlo

This movie is based on the novel Headhunters by Jules Bass.

What are the challenges of living in the shadow of a highly successful parent? Why does Theo feel like he is not making any contributions?

How does Prince Domenico (Giulio Berruti) refer to the serving staff at his dinner on the yatch? How does that affect Emma’s feelings about him? What does she do as a result of his comment? What does this film say about different classes of people?

Is there a difference between stealing and seizing an opportunity? How does the film justify the girls’ lies? Should there be some kind of punishment for their actions? What would be appropriate?

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