[[caption-width-right:300: In fairness, [[MisplacedNamesPoster they]] ''[[MisplacedNamesPoster did]]'' [[MisplacedNamesPoster get Katie Cassidy's placing right]].]]

'''''Monte Carlo''''' is a 2011 RomanticComedy starring Music/SelenaGomez, Creator/LeightonMeester, Creator/KatieCassidy and [[ActingForTwo Selena Gomez]]. (For the 1930 {{musical}} film, see ''Film/MonteCarlo1930.)''

Gomez plays Grace Bennett, a recent high school grad from a small town in Texas set to experience her life-long dream of spending a week in Paris. Accompanying her is her best friend and fellow waitress Emma (Cassidy). Grace reluctantly agrees to allow her step-sister Meg (Meester) to accompany them at her mother's insistence (and in exchange for a business class airline upgrade).

Once in Paris, the trio find themselves having a miserable time on a whirlwind tour that hardly allows them to see anything, made worse by constant bickering and deplorable hotel room conditions.

Things change for the girls, however, when they miss their tour bus and have to walk back to their hotel. Taking shelter from the rain in a five-star hotel, the manager mistakes Grace for one of his guests, namely the rebellious and abrasive English socialite Cordelia Winthrop Scott (also played by Gomez).

When Cordelia skips off to Spain without informing anyone of her plans, Grace takes on her identity, and convinces Emma and Meg to accompany her to Monte Carlo, where Grace will pose as Cordelia for a charity auction.

Complicating matters are the appearance of Cordelia's Aunt Alicia (Creator/CatherineTate), and an unexpected romance with Theo (Pierre Boulanger), the son of the charity's director. Romance also ensues for Meg in the person of Riley (Luke Bracey), an Australian former rubgy player traveling the world to celebrate his new lease on life after recovering from an accident.

Originally intended as a vehicle for Creator/NicoleKidman (who still served as one of the film's producers) and Creator/JuliaRoberts: [[http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/07/monte_carlo_selena_gomez_nicol.html this]] explains how it went from toplining Nicole Kidman to toplining Selena Gomez.

!''Monte Carlo'' provides examples of:

* AristocratsAreEvil: Cordelia, but averted with her aunt.
* BalconyEscape
* BoundAndGagged: Cordelia, with an Apple?
* CaliforniaDoubling: Although partly averted as some filming was indeed done in France and Monaco, the credits reveal most of the movie was shot in Hungary.
* EvilBrit: The same as above.
* FakeBrit: Selena Gomez as Cordelia and, in an in-universe example, Grace when she's posing as Cordelia.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Just after Cordelia confronts Grace during the press conference, Riley takes a sip of the champagne
* CoolLoser: All three of the girls qualify.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Meg
* GayParee: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. The girls have a miserable time in Paris due to Grace's (by her own admission) poor planning.
* KarmaHoudini: Grace faces no legal consequences for committing identity theft, simply because everyone likes her better than Cordelia.
* IAmVeryBritish: Grace, when posing as Cordelia. YMMV, but the real Cordelia's accent, too.
* IdenticalStranger: Grace for Cordelia.
* MisplacedNamesPoster: See the page image.
* NoodleIncident: The charity auction was set up as public image-saving throw for Cordelia after an incident in Rekjavik. What exactly happened is only described as "what didn't [she] do!"
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Katie Cassidy slips back and forth between her natural voice and a Texas accent.
** An in universe example: Grace's imitation of Cordelia's accent isn't exactly perfect, but she still manages to get a bit complacent and [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent forgets to use it]]. This doesn't go unnoticed and she makes up for it by going overboard with a [[IAmVeryBritish stereotypical British accent]].
* PreppyName: Cordelia Winthrop-Scott
* RichBitch: Cordelia Winthropp Scott.