I guess that Grace Kelly does have a proud tradition of not seeing things coming right at her.
“Grace of Monaco” highlights a weird patch of history in 1962 when France and Hitchcock tugged at Grace Kelly. Would she stay a Princess or return to Hollywood? France is at the door threatening to annex Monaco, while Prince Rainier needs to make a strong show of force. Where does Grace’s loyalty lie? By the end of this film, I didn’t care.
Judging by the length of the film on DVD, this is the second cut of the film presented to The Weinstein Company for possible theatrical release in North America. While that didn’t happen, I don’t see it differing that much from what made it to Lifetime TV in America. A few characters get a bit more time to chat and we revel in historical trappings. Still, it’s yet another biopic about a blonde beauty with nothing to say.
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is strong enough for standard definition. The Dolby 5.1 track creates a full sound staged environment. But, what do you expect? It’s a rental for the curious.
RELEASE DATE: 12/1/2015