THE GREATEST ROLE GRACE KELLY WOULD EVER PLAY.
In 1963, at a time when France is challenging Monaco’s sovereignty, Princess Grace (Nicole Kidman) is offered to return to Hollywood for a lead role in a Hitchcock movie. After delays, public protests from Monaco’s royal family and signs of disapproval from the film’s distributors came this portrait of how Grace Kelly found her place among the Grimaldis. Far less substantial than the director’s Edith Piaf biopic, La Vie en Rose (2007), with too many dreamy, admiring shots of Kidman… but she’s good, and the story has intriguing turns.
2014-France-U.S.-Italy-Belgium. 103 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Olivier Dahan. Cast: Nicole Kidman (Princess Grace), Tim Roth (Prince Rainier III), Frank Langella (Francis Tucker), Parker Posey, Milo Ventimiglia, Derek Jacobi.
Trivia: Premiered on cable TV in the U.S.