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DVD Review by David Blackwell
DETAILS:  94 minutes, making of featurette
VIDEO:  2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
AUDIO:  French 5,1, 2.0 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, Spanish
STUDIO:  Magnolia Home Entertainment/ Soudaine Compagnie/ Warner Bros. Pictures France/ Arena Films/ Canal+/ Cinecinema/ The Sofica Cofinova 4
RELEASE DATE:   12-15-2009

A lawyer (Fabrice Luchini) come to Monaco to defend a wealthy woman who is facing murder charges.   His cilent's son has provide the lawyer with a bodyguard (Roschdy Zem).  However, the local weather girl/ slut (Louise Bourgoin) has set her sights on the lawyer and makes his life a wreck.  Can the bodyguuard step in and fix everything so the lawyer can focus on the trial and stay away from teh she-devil?

THE GIRL FROM MONACO is a movie about an upright lawyer who tries to loosen up only to have it get him in trouble.  He forms a bond with his bodyguard (whose life is strict and ordered).   The film is filled with humor, a little suspense, and sexual tension.  Part of the ending I saw coming while the other part I didn't.   Director Anne Fontaine has crafted an interesting and sexy film about life and relationships.

THE MAKING OF THE GIRL FROM MONACO focuses on the filming of sequence 14 in the movie with behind-the-scenes footage from the filming and commentary by the director Anne Fontaine and actor Fabrice Luchini.   It is an interesting direction to take a featurette where you usually have an audio commentary or a basic behind-the-scenes featurette.
FINAL ANALYSIS:  THE GIRL FROM MONACO is sexy and intriguing.
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