Le Vie En Rose director Olivier Dahan turns his attention to Grace Kelly with Grace of Monaco, an asinine melodrama that wouldn’t be out of place in a bargain bin. Six years after marrying Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (Tim Roth), Grace (Nicole Kidman) is forced to choose between Hollywood and her family when Monaco is catapulted into an international crisis that could end in disaster. Catastrophic from start to finish, Grace of Monaco easily lives up to its reputation. The script, written by Arash Amel, lays on the schmaltz thick and hard, rendering much of the films attempts at drama – from Grace’s inner turmoil to the brewing war between France and Monaco – inconsequential. Kidman does look the part as Grace, but she fails to convince in her every facet of her performance. The rest of the cast don’t fare much better, suffocated under Dahan’s direction, which bears the subtlety of a brick to the face.
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I haven’t seen ‘Grace’ yet, but I can assure you Nicole Kidman’s new movie (which will be released in 2015), working with director Werner Herzog is bound to cause quite a stir and all for the right reasons. You can learn more about it from time to time here: http://moonroadfilms.com/2014/05/30/werner-herzogs-latest-film/
Not read a good review of this movie yet, most like yourself seem to put it in the ‘could have done better’ category