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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging -- With her flamboyantly dressed cat Angus and her girl posse, the Ace Gang by her side, Georgia sets her mad schemes in motion to nab the boyfriend of her dreams and have the best birthday party ever.
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging -- Music Video: Includes clips from the upcoming film Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging in which 'Ultraviolet' is the main theme song.
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging -- Trailer: Based on the International best-selling series of books by Louise Rennison, the film follows the eccentric and irresistible Georgia Nicolson as she overcomes the trauma of being a teenager and moves up the ‘snogging scale’.
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging -- Georgia goes to the swimming pool and tries to impress Robbie.
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging -- Cast, director and writers talk about the film.


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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
25 July 2008 (Ireland) See more »
The story centers on a 14-year-old girl who keeps a diary about the ups and downs of being a teenager, including the things she learns about kissing. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Angus, Thongs, And Perfect Snogging On DVD
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  (in credits order)

Georgia Groome ... Georgia Nicolson

Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... Robbie (as Aaron Johnson)

Karen Taylor ... Connie Nicolson

Alan Davies ... Bob Nicolson

Eleanor Tomlinson ... Jas
Georgia Henshaw ... Rosie Barnes
Manjeeven Grewal ... Ellen

Kimberley Nixon ... Wet Lindsay
Sean Bourke ... Tom

Tommy Bastow ... Dave the Laugh
Liam Hess ... Peter Dyer
Eva Drew ... Libby

Steve Jones ... Jem
Imogen Bain ... Headmistress

Ingrid Oliver ... Miss Stamp
Emma Tierney ... Bummer Twins
Natasha Tierney ... Bummer Twins
Matt Brinkler ... Sven

Heather Wright ... Receptionist

Lizzie Roper ... Becky
Jason Ramsay ... Jem's Boyfriend
James Flannigan ... Band 'Stiff Dylans'
Benny ... Angus the Cat
Charlie Wride ... Band 'Stiff Dylans'

Matt Harris ... Band 'Stiff Dylans'
Jimmy ... Angus the Cat
Thomas Slaytor ... Band 'Stiff Dylans'
Daniel Dove ... D.J. in Nightclub
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Shirley ... Woman with Poodle
Augustina Amoa ... Teacher (uncredited)

Gurinder Chadha ... Woman Shopping at Eastbourne Organic (uncredited)
Grace Meurisse Francis ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ghazaleh Golpira ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Libby Hayter ... School friend (uncredited)
Tom Howard ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Charli Janeway ... Local Resident (uncredited)
Tamara Notcutt ... Salsa Woman (uncredited)
Chris Wilson ... Local Resident (uncredited)
Ben Wood ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Gurinder Chadha 
Writing credits
Gurinder Chadha (screenplay) &
Paul Mayeda Berges (screenplay) and
Will McRobb (screenplay) &
Chris Viscardi (screenplay)

Louise Rennison (books "Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging" and "It's Okay, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers")

Produced by
Scott Aversano .... executive producer
Gurinder Chadha .... producer
Michelle Fox .... co-producer
Lynda Obst .... producer
Original Music by
Joby Talbot 
Cinematography by
Dick Pope 
Film Editing by
Justin Krish 
Casting by
Shaheen Baig 
Carrie Hilton 
Tamara Notcutt 
Production Design by
Nick Ellis 
Art Direction by
David Morison 
Mark Scruton (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Liz Griffiths 
Costume Design by
Jill Taylor 
Makeup Department
Jo Jenkins .... daily makeup artist
Eileen Kastner-Delago .... hair designer
Eileen Kastner-Delago .... makeup designer
Kelly Marazzi .... key makeup artist
Donald McInnes .... key hair stylist
Donald McInnes .... makeup artist
Heather Pitchford .... daily makeup artist
Heather Pitchford .... makeup trainee
Rupert Simon .... additional hairdresser
Jeanette Redmond .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
David Bell .... unit manager
Nigel Marchant .... unit production manager
Emily Stillman .... production manager
Emma Zee .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hannah Andrews .... floor assistant director
Guy Heeley .... first assistant director
Zoe Liang .... additional third assistant director
Peter Lydon .... second unit director
Charlie Reed .... third assistant director
Anthony Wilcox .... second assistant director
Art Department
Giles Asbury .... storyboard artist
Will Ayres .... stand-by props
Louise Begbie .... art department assistant
Mat Bergel .... stand-by prop
Tristan Carlisle-Kitz .... additional dressing props
Phil Clarke .... production buyer
Gary Dempsey .... painter
Gordon Fitzgerald .... propmaster
Matthew Foster .... dressing prop
Fiona Gavin .... stand-by art director
Antonia Gibbs .... production buyer
Fraser Gillespie .... graphic designer
Mark Hedges .... storeman
Scott Keery .... dressing prop
Nigel Kirk .... hod painter
Dinos Laftsidis .... assistant art director
Dougie Lankston .... props daily
Jono Moles .... construction manager
Lucy Moles .... construction buyer
John Moolenschot .... carpenter
Eddie Murphy .... carpenter
Barnaby Papworth .... construction coordinator
Lucy Spofforth .... assistant buyer
Keith Stevenson .... props
Paul 'Welcie' Wellstead .... hod rigger
Sound Department
Hugo Adams .... foley editor
Niv Adiri .... sound effects editor
Tom Barrow .... sound mixer: second unit
Nigel Bennett .... sound re-recording mixer
Rachel Carberry .... assistant adr recordist
Ben Collinson .... sound assist
Gillian Dodders .... dialogue editor
Nick Foley .... adr mixer
Tim Fraser .... sound mixer
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Nina Hartstone .... supervising dialogue editor
Lee Herrick .... dialogue supervisor
Robert Ireland .... sound effects editor
Hugo Jeffreys .... adr recordist
Cecilia Lanzi .... replacement sound assistant
Brendan Nicholson .... sound re-recording mixer
John Rodda .... sound mixer
Adam Scrivener .... sound mix technician
Richard Stockdale .... Dolby Sound Consultant
William Towers .... boom operator
Mark Wyllie .... recording & mixing engineer
Special Effects by
Dean Ford .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Tom Debenham .... visual effects supervisor: One of Us
Paul Doogan .... film record supervisor
Chaya Feiner .... visual effects coordinator: One of Us
Ian Fellows .... digital compositor
Kimberly Nelson LoCascio .... visual effects executive (as Kimberly K. Nelson)
Dominic Parker .... visual effects supervisor: One of Us
Steve Tizzard .... digital compositor
Rowley Irlam .... stunt coordinator
Gemma Powley .... stunt double: Georgia
William Willoughby .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Lucy Bristow .... camera operator
Pearce Crowley .... assistant camera
Peter Davies .... electrician
John Evans .... second assistant camera
Darren Flindall .... rigger
Ross Grainger .... electrician
Brian Greenway .... clapper loader: "a" camera
Robert Hamilton .... video operator
Sacha Jones .... second assistant camera: second unit
Steve Kitchen .... rigging gaffer
Rupert Power .... Steadicam operator
Gordon Segrove .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Iain Struthers .... focus puller: "a" camera and Steadicam
Pat Sweeney .... gaffer
Simon Thorpe .... grip
Casting Department
Naomi Jalil .... casting assistant
Victor Jenkins .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Liza Bracey .... assistant costume designer
Claire Jennings .... crowd costume assistant
Charlie Knight .... costume daily
Eleanor Landgrebe .... costume trainee
Barbara Sweryda .... costume buyer
Aaron Timperley .... costume assistant
Nat Turner .... costume assistant
Sue Wain .... costume supervisor
Emily-Rose Yiaxis .... costume assistant
Suzanne Barnes .... additional costume buyer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Greg Barrett .... senior digital intermediate producer
John Claude .... digital intermediate colorist
Rebecca Lloyd .... assistant editor
Steve Mercer .... first assistant editor
Paul Shore .... on-line editor
Matthew Tucker .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Richard Chester .... assistant composer
Chris Clad .... violin
Michael Connell .... music editor
Karen Elliott .... music supervisor
Ben Foster .... orchestrator
Dave Foster .... music preparation
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Phil Knights .... music preparation
Catherine Manners .... music score coordinator
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
Mark Wyllie .... recording & mixing engineer
Transportation Department
Gary Birmingham .... transport manager
Martin Birmingham .... transportation
Alan Emanuel .... driver: cast
Tony Power .... driver: construction department
Bohdan Stoklasa .... facilities driver
Other crew
Carolyn Allen .... lead tutor
Celia Bannerman .... acting coach: pre-production
Jason Benoit .... assistant to Scott Averano
Karen Birtchnell .... assistant accountant
Martin Blankemeyer .... script editor
Ian Buckley .... tutor
Simon Burgess .... location manager
Julie Burnham .... unit nurse
Oliver Butler .... crowd runner
Osama Chami .... assistant: Gurinder Chadha
Tina Ellis .... first assistant accountant
Daniela Forbes .... stand-in
Mark Greenwood .... production assistant
Paul Hayes .... production assistant
Steve Keane .... security and location assistant
Esther Kelly .... lead animal trainer
Rachel Kennedy .... unit publicist
Adam Kulick .... miscellaneous crew
Jack Murphy .... choreographer
Tony Murphy .... representative: Goldcrest Pictures Limited
David Z. Obadiah .... title sequence producer
Amelia Price .... assistant: Gurinder Chadha
Sam Rook .... utility stand in/runner
Damon Ross .... development executive
Donald Sabourin .... production coordinator
Helen Seery .... production accountant
Natalie Sloan .... script supervisor: second unit
Géraldine Sérafini .... assistant production coordinator
David Tanner .... accounts assistant
Jane Thurlow .... tutor
Russell Turner .... assistant location manager
Jason Wheeler .... location manager

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging" - UK, USA (working title)
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Rated PG-13 for suggestive content involving young teens, and language
UK:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits.See more »
Continuity: In the scene where the Ace Gang "stalks" Robbie, Tom, and Dave the Laugh, you see that there are few people, a person standing, and an old couple right behind then when they do the dance that they made up. When it shows the boys again, and then goes back to the girls, you see that they have moved closer to the boys, but not nearly even that close.See more »
Georgia Nicolson:Look, I can't go out with you, because... because... because I'm a lesbian.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Muppet Show" (1976)See more »
Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)See more »


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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Smart funny look at growing up that gives hope to future of British cinema, 18 January 2009
Author: Stampsfightclub from United Kingdom

Georgia Nicolson (Groome) finds her perception of life changes after making a fool of herself at a party. Now she plans to grow up and no sooner does Robbie (Johnson) come to her school, and Georgia instantly falls for him.

After the disappointing adaptation of St Trinians and the decline of British cinema generally over recent years this adaptation appeared to be screened as a mere money making hour and a half entertainment rom-com flick. But thanks to some cheeky youthful performances, a witty script and an underlining message of coming of age, this adaptation of Louise Rennison's best selling novel brings back that feeling of unashamedly British.

In her first leading role Georgia Groome (London to Brighton) carries the film on a charismatic and charming persona that will have the teenage girls laughing their heads off. Her smart timing and in particular her reactions to situations create that comedy feeling that was an essential factor to making the narrative work.

The film undoubtedly starts poorly. When Georgia turns up at a party, it is more than likely she will be an outcast and the fact that she gets embarrassed in front of her enemy and has to change her life is even more so. Nevertheless the comedic approach to the coming of age is likable and hardly clichéd. There is some background to her motion to change and the way she looks at adulthood as a place of comfort is as likable as her cat. The changes she goes through are sweet and realistic given today's modern outlook on the world. In this adaptation, we see many stereotypes and a very accurate look at teen language. The 'oh my god's' will have anyone laughing. The perception of girl's views on boys is a stand out moment.

The stereotypical representations are usually never right. Either they are extremely over exaggerated, for example in controversial drama Kidulthood or they are unnoticeable passive representations such as in St Trinians. The angle on the characters in this 2008 comedy feels right, not over the top with a good sense of purpose and an underlining message of coming of age.

Though good fun, the plot wavers into cliché at the end and doesn't quite have enough punch to believe the arrival of British comedy is truly back.

Having never read the book, I find myself considering after enjoying the good nature of this film. Critics have said the book is funnier, and considering the amount of laughs spilled during the film, it must be an option.

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