MONTE CARLO (PG, 104 mins) 5/10
GRACE Bennett (Selena Gomez) graduates from high school and looks forward expectantly to a trip to Paris in the company of best friend Emma (Katie Cassidy).
However, Grace’s parents Robert (Brett Cullen) and Pamela (Andie MacDowell) are worried that Emma will be a bad influence so they pay for step-sister Meg (Leighton Meester) to join the European expedition. At the Eiffel Tower, they are left behind by their tour guide and seek sanctuary from the rain in a five-star hotel where Grace is mistaken for celebrity Cordelia Winthrop-Scott (Gomez again). Emma persuades Grace to carry on the deception. They head for Monte Carlo where the real Cordelia is due to auction a diamond necklace to raise funds for a children’s charity. There, Grace – posing as Cordelia – falls for Theo (Pierre Boulanger), while Meg becomes smitten with hunky Australian backpacker Riley (Luke Bracey) and Emma realises that her heart belongs to her Texan boyfriend, Owen (Cory Monteith).