St. Trinian's (2009)
With the cartoons and original films as a starting point this re-imagining of the St Trinian's world was well welcomed by audiences upon this film's release.It boasts a game cast of big names (Colin Firth, Rupert Everett) all giving it a good go, and there's some nice laughs along the way.It's not a masterpiece, but for an hour and a half's entertainment this is good fun.
I find this movie amazing, its one of a kind that one should not missed. This movie basically reminds that behind good things there are also weird things that we want to do, crazy things/situation that we know its bad. If you know what I mean by that. Its not always good sometimes our life get crazy and messed up but in this movie you will see a great heart behind those rude things these girls do in life. Its also funny when Talulah Riley compared the school to Hogwarts, you'll see your fantasy on that scene. It makes audience feel weird as well. All in all its a good movie, funny, entertaining, the rude scenes are not that bad, I mean they'r okay. I wish I can go to this kind of school. Also, I find Talulah(Anabelle) looked like Emily Browning the first time I saw her in the first part of the movie. :) You will enjoy this movie I'm sure about that.
At the time of its release this was a sort of largely advertised British film, and I may have seen it mentioned on Film 2007 with Jonathan Ross, and it is based on a bunch of original films in a series, I had to see what the fuss was. Basically St. Trinian's is the all girls boarding school in London, England that proudly boasts itself as the rock bottom and unacceptable face of British education, allowing bad behaviour, bad teaching and uncontrollable stuff for the troublesome girls who attend, but not everyone knows this information. The latest girl to join the school is Annabelle Fritton (Talulah Riley), daughter of Carnaby Fritton (National Movie Award nominated Rupert Everett), who is the brother of the dotty school headmistress Camilla Fritton (also Everett), she is at first like a fish out of water, but after a while she does fit in. The school is facing bankruptcy and closure unless things improve, and personally having a look around seeing that things improve is the new Minister of Education, Geoffrey Thwaites (National Movie Award nominated Colin Firth), who didn't realise Miss Fritton was the headmistress, she is his old flame. The students are planning a way to try and get the money they need to keep the school open, with the help of con artists and master robbery guy Flash (Russell Brand), they are planning to steal the painting made famous by Scarlett Johansson, the Girl with a Pearl Earring. They plan to do this on the night when St. Trinian's is taking part in a television school quiz, like University Challenge, hosted by Stephen Fry, playing against Cheltenham Ladies' College, they are doing it in the building the painting is hanging, and in the end they do save the day selling it off. Also starring Quantum of Solace's National Movie Award nominated Gemma Arterton as Kelly, Venus's Jodie Whittaker as Beverly, Atonement's Juno Temple as Celia, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' Kathryn Drysdale as Taylor, Antonia Bernath as Chloe, Amara Karan as Peaches, Keeping Mum's Tamsin Egerton as Chelsea, Doctor Who's Lily Cole as Polly, singer Paloma Faith as Andrea, Holly Mackie as Tara, Cloe Mackie as Tania, Celia Imrie as Matron, Doctor Who's Fenella Woolgar as Miss Cleaver, 300's Lena Headey as Miss Dickinson, Doctor Who's Toby Jones as Bursar, Casino Royale's Caterina Murino as Miss Maupassant, Dinner for Schmucks' Lucy Punch as Verity Thwaites, Four Weddings and a Funeral's Anna Chancellor as Miss Bagstock, Lenny in Pieces' Steve Furst as Bank Manager, Mischa Barton as JJ French, The Haunted Mansion's Nathaniel Parker as Chairman of the National Gallery and Girls Aloud (Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh). The all British of young stars and the older recognisable ones all do well, the story is reasonably simple, and most of the slapstick, cross dressing and dialogue gags do make you chuckle a fair amount, so overall this a surprisingly good return from a formerly successful series of films, a fun family comedy. It was nominated the National Movie Award for Best Comedy. Worth watching!
Funny and very silly.But I wouldn't let young kids or young teens watch it.It might give the wrong idea.Plus there was some disturbing scenes that were made out to be funny.Abuse made out to be cool.I didn't care for the makeover with garters showing.This is not a message I'd want kids to take on.I especially liked the relationship between the head mistress and Colin Firth. Ha ha! Good for a laugh.Pure silly mindless entertainment.