The summer heat y'all.
Summer is the time for big blockbuster movies that help you escape your troubles and the heat, but this year the only really big film I seem to care about seeing is Harry Potter. I wanted to see Midnight in Paris but it flew out of theaters really fast, and while I enjoyed Super 8, I think it ends up being largely forgettable for me.
I have to admit that I wasn't all that interested in seeing Monte Carlo, because I was sure it was going to be nothing more than completely cheesy and for people much younger than myself. I have no idea who Selena Gomez is apart from some star from The Disney Channel. I love Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy but maybe not enough to see a bad movie for them. But one of my friends saw it and said it was actually pretty cute so in craving some escape from the real world I went to see it.
I ended up thinking it was the perfect summer movie in many ways. It's a complete escapist fantasy, the plot falls apart rather quickly if you give it any scrutiny, but it doesn't matter, because largely it's a movie about escaping from your life and finding yourself someplace totally different. It's charming and cute, offers lots of beautiful Paris, nice girl friendship moments, fun romances, and princess for a day fantasies. It doesn't try too hard to be funny which is something I hate. It's rated PG so it's free of raunchy humor as well. I don't know, I think if like me you're stuck forever in YA land, you might like this. And Leighton and Katie both look totally beautiful throughout!
So yes--perfect summer escapist fantasy, a great way to escape the heat. :)
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Film: Monte Carlo