Grace of Monaco Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Grace of Monaco

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild themes, sexual reference and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Kidman is Grace-ful.

  • Starring:

    Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Paz Vega, Milo Ventimiglia, Parker Posey, Derek Jacobi, Frank Langella, Olivier Rabourdin, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Robert Lindsay

  • Directed by:

    Olivier Dahan

  • Running time:

    103 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), NR (USA)


    A man is slapped. A glass is knocked over/smashed. Dangerous driving. Archival footage of Algeria crisis (tanks, rioting, soldiers). Kids playfight (cowboy costumes, guns). Sticking pins in effigy, fighting war in Africa, fascism, communism, extortion, warships, assassination attemp (Charles de Gaulle) mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: None.


    Low-cut gowns, cleavage, nightwear, swimwear. Couple seen in bed together.


    Alcohol (champagne, spirits, wine). Casinos mentioned.


    S-word. Actual terms for male genitalia. Religious references.


    Grace Kelly, Monaco, Prince Rainier III, Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles de Gaulle, royalty, loneliness, regret, politics, publicity, press releases, press leaks, trust, obligation, protocol, deportment, betrayal, loyalty, family, fairy tales.


    Orphanage setting. Divorce mentioned. Dogs, horses, parrot, fireworks, full moon. Fur worn. Some French (subtitles).


    Mannered, lightweight. Muted tone, some beautiful costumes, Kidman is okay.


    Uncompleted, fictionalised, laughable, contained, unsatisfying, clunky, unconvincing, expository, dull, stiff, thudding, staged, middlebrow, cardboard, cornball. Factually inaccurate, one-note characters, thinly conceived, squanders opportunities, groaningly literal script.

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