La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco)
La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) (2009)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 3, 2009
DVD Release Date: December 15, 2009
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Undeniably slight, this satiric thriller suffers from an uneven tone and a relative lack of thrills, but solid performances from the cast help keep it afloat.

Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

The Girl from Monaco is a tease.

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Derek Elley

A generally entertaining piece of fluff that's kept afloat by a weathered cast including Fabrice Luchini and Roschdy Zem.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Darker directions, off the beaten path.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

An uncommonly shrewd and funny farce.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

As a solid thriller, La fille de Monaco feels like it's missed the mark.

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Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

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.

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Bernard Besserglik
Hollywood Reporter

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.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Despite Bourgoin's dazzling presence, it's the hollow-eyed Luchini who quietly takes over the film.

Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A high-profile lawyer falls for a sprightly weather girl against the advice of his world-weary bodyguard. Essentially a dramedy about the perilous line between… More
Walter M.
In "The Girl from Monaco," Bertrand(Fabrice Luchini) is a top criminal lawyer in Monaco to defend Edith(Stephane Audran) on charges of killing her… More
Daisy Maduro
Le Fille de Monaco was a mix of romantic comedy together with drama. Unfortunately, the end result was bad and there was no way to connect with the characters.… More