The ingenues abroad have only to walk out the door again for this resemblance to launch them on Cordelia’s intended trip to Monte Carlo, where an expensive necklace is to be auctioned off for the benefit a school for impoverished children in Romania.
Doing the right thing early on would, of course, kill the plot and the opportunities to stay in a roomy hotel suite, dress up, meet handsome fellows, loll on the beach, and all that good stuff. The girls know there’s a moral quandary involved, but it’s such a fun time – and for such a fine cause as well.
“It’s stealing!” Meg reflects out loud. “It’s seizing the moment,” Grace replies. And that’s about as profound as the ethical debate ever becomes.
On the plus side, the soundtrack includes Louis Armstrong singing all the lyrics to the Edith Piaf classic “La Vie en Rose,” to the lush strains of which we stroll toward the happiest of happy wrap-ups.
The film contains some mild sensuality. The Catholic News Service classification is A-II – adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG – parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Jensen is a guest reviewer for Catholic News Service.