La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco)
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La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco)
A bodyguard hired to look after a lawyer ends up protecting the man from himself in this breezy comedy from France. Bertrand Beauvois (Fabrice Luchini) is a successful fiftysomething attorney who's hired to represent Edith Lasalle (Stéphane Audran), who has been charged with killing a man with ties to the Russian mafia. Edith's adult son, Louis (Gilles Cohen), has been warned that Russian strong-arm men may try to silence his mother and her legal team, so he hires a private security team to protect them and Bertrand finds he's shadowed at all times by stone-faced Christophe Abadi… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Girl from Monaco is a tease."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"A generally entertaining piece of fluff that's kept afloat by a weathered cast including Fabrice Luchini and Roschdy Zem."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"Darker directions, off the beaten path."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"... an engaging and stylish film."
‑ Emily S. Mendel,
"C'est dommage."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"An uncommonly shrewd and funny farce."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"As a solid thriller, La fille de Monaco feels like it's missed the mark."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"The Girl from Monaco is so briskly plotted ( ... ) that it's easy to overlook the sharp, even feminist observations made about male friendship and sexuality."
‑ Jon Frosch, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
"Fontaine can't seem to decide whether she's making a dry sex farce or a slow-burn thriller, and the movie never really commits to either."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Luchini, who could read the phone directory and make it sound exciting, has completely nailed the soft-skinned, flabby, middle-aged lawyer who hides his hang-ups behind a barrage of verbiage."
‑ Dan Fainaru, Screen International
"Luchini's trademark mannerisms, which in some films can be irritating, are here perfectly judged and appropriate. Zem confirms his growing stature as a boxoffice attraction, [and] Bourgoin does well to keep her character from veering into caricature."
‑ Bernard Besserglik, Hollywood Reporter
"Despite Bourgoin's dazzling presence, it's the hollow-eyed Luchini who quietly takes over the film."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"When, far too late in the day for us to care, they enter Hitchcock territory, the plot shift gives you the cinematic equivalent of whiplash and leaves you holding your head, wondering how on earth it happened and really rather wishing it hadn't."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"If you think I'm being tasteless, you should see the movie."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"The film doesn't add up to much in the end, but if you like leggy, flirty blondes, dark, brooding tough-guy bodyguards and fussy middle-aged lawyers, it's entertaining."
‑ Rob Lowman, Los Angeles Daily News
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