Grace of Monaco is focused on former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles de Gaulle in 1962.Wikipedia
Grace of Monaco Reviews
If you're having trouble sleeping lately, this is just the cure you needed!
Any woman put in that situation of “sacrifice” can understand what Kelly is going through. And despite all the pancake, the cornball dialogues, the cheesy “royal decorum training” and the unabashed distortion of historical facts, Kidman realises and conveys that.It is Grace of Monaco’s only strength.
Grace of Monaco works neither as fairy tale nor a deconstruction of a fairy tale.
Finally, if one were to see the film as a piece of fiction rather than a document of history, Grace of Monaco is a story well told, and engagingly so. It has breathtaking visuals and lovely people, and Dahan has an eye for detailing that makes his movie all the more arresting.
...too obsessed with being a fairytale to really become anything more than a pretty sheet of shiny wrapping paper twisted around a piece of wood-hard, flavourless candy.It is as beautiful as its subject, but amounts to be little else.
Stuck between attempting to be an accurate biopic and an entertaining drama, Grace of Monaco dazzles but doesn't impress.
The film ends up a hagiographic bundle of confusion - the usual trap that biopics often fall into. That's sad, given the enigmatic character it set out to portray. Grace Of Monaco is a cold and beautiful saga.
With a story that is all over the place, it is not clear what exactly the director was trying to portray. From personal crisis to political problems and conspiracies to charity, it oscillates like an old grandfather clock.
If you're looking for details of Grace Kelly's life that aren't already on her Wiki page, 'Grace of Monaco' will definitely annoy you. Worse, the film literally holds up cue cards to specify the emotional notes playing in every single plot point, the last of which is regret, something that one feels after watching this movie.
Overall, the zing is missing in the film and grace is lost!
The first thing to be said about Grace of Monaco is that it is not as maul-worthy as it has been made out to be. The next thing to be said about Olivier Dahan’s movie is that it isn’t exactly noteworthy. The best thing that can be said about the 103-minute biopic is that it is always lovely looking, dressed to the hilt and bathed in the kind of lambent light dear to films about movie and actual royalty.