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Grace of Monaco (Olivier Dahan, 2014)

June 6, 2014

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Early on in this Grace Kelly biopic, Alfred Hitchcock (Roger Ashton-Griffiths) visits Princess Grace (played by Nicole Kidman) to convince her to return to acting for his film Marnie. It’s a lightly-played sequence that takes on a strangely unnerving edge, given that Ashton-Griffiths sounds less like Hitchcock and more like Pinhead from Hellraiser. The Cenobite monsters of that horror series promised sadistic pleasures from the greatest of suffering, and while that prophecy of suffering is apt for Grace of Monaco, Olivier Dahan’s film rarely grants one the courtesy of being enjoyable in its terribleness. There are only specks of camp cheese amid this dish of overwhelming tedium…

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