GRACE OF MONACO (M)
THE REGAL HAS (CRASH) LANDED, US, 103 MIN
Viewing Grace of Monaco is like learning a flock of geese is secretly living inside your local library. It just keeps honking at the wrong times, all the time. While no better nor worse than last year’s famously botched biopic of a royally deceased style icon – yes, that means you, Naomi “Princess Diana” Watts – it is arguably more laughable and lamentable. Each minute passes in a mild panic that we might swiftly forget that Grace Kelly (played like a ditzy, Dior-clad deer in the headlights by Nicole Kidman) sacrificed a major movie career to marry a minor European royal. And so, the repeated references to real life being her “greatest role” and the incessant urgings that she “play the part” just keep on coming. Sigh.