Matthew Lickona 4 p.m., Dec. 2
- Rated PG | 1 hour, 49 minutes
Selena Gomez’s girlish features are a tough sell in this coming-of-age role. The story centers on Grace, who is off to Paris as a graduation present with her stepsister and best friend in tow. Through a case of mistaken identity (Gomez playing double duty), the trio is swept off to the luxurious life of an heiress in beautiful Monte Carlo. The European locales are filmed with all the splendor of a Las Vegas postcard, while the heart-in-the-microwave schmaltz is layered as thick as the makeup. For all the movie’s attempts to appear blue collar, materialism sparkles in everyone’s eyes. 2011.