Grace of Monaco
I admit to loving a bit of royal gossip, but most movies based on royal marriages have been almost toe-curlingly bad. When I heard there was a movie about Grace Kelly in the works, I figured it would go down in flames like most other royal movies. Last year’s movie about Princess Diana, starring Naomi Watts, earned less than $65,000 in the United States and was pulled from theaters after the first weekend based on terrible critical and popular reviews.
But a movie with Nicole Kidman starring as Grace Kelly? Some of the supporting cast also looks first rate (Derek Jacobi, Frank Langella, and Parker Posey). The movie might also benefit from the historical distance with Princess Grace, which somehow makes her more suitable to carry a movie.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this movie to do well, as I love a movie with a healthy dose of glamour and delicious European settings. It is set to be released March 14.