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St. Trinian's (2007)

 -  Comedy  -  21 December 2007 (UK)
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St Trinian's, a school for "young ladies" with its anarchic doctrine of free expression, brings together a motley crew of ungovernable girls who, using their wit and ingenuity, save the school from bankruptcy.

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St Trinians proudly continues to represent the unacceptable face of British education. When the new Minister of Education announces he will personally sort the place out he doesn't realise either the enormity of the task or that the headmistress is an old flame. The school is anyway threatened with closure by their bank; with the staff clearly a waste of space the girls realise the responsibility to save the day falls on them. Perhaps a painting popularised by Scarlett Johansson might be the way out? Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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School Can Be A Riot.

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, drug and alcohol content, sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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21 December 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Kick Ass Girls 1  »

Box Office

Budget:

$13,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,832,594 (UK) (21 December 2007)

Gross:

£12,042,854 (UK) (8 February 2008)
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Trivia

The animated sequence during the heist plan are a stylistic nod to the original St. Trinian's cartoons drawn by Ronald Searle that inspired the movies. See more »

Goofs

When the first years are styling Annabelle, two of them are shown using brushes. But, when they show Annabelle's face, the arms styling her clearly belong to larger/taller people. See more »

Quotes

[loud fart echoes from the St. Trinians quiz team]
Chelsea: I am so sorry... its a side effect of my raisin-and-ryvita diet!
[disgusted looks]
Quiz host: Contrary to popular belief... better in than out.
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In the end credits, there is a credit which reads "MISS EVERETT'S COSTUMES BY..." See more »

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References Ugly Betty (2006) See more »

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Nine2Five
Written by Louise Harman
Polydor Records
Performed by The Ordinary Boys vs. Lady Sovereign
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Thumbs up for St Trinians
22 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

St Trinian's was never going to be a classic of British cinema and I am glad that it doesn't really try. The worst I can say about the film, is that it is constantly entertaining, which I find is a rarity now days. It could and should have been a complete disaster, fortunately it is harmless silly fun. The plot is dumb and the humour is never laugh out loud funny but I always had a smile on my face and I left the cinema more cheerful than when I went in, which is always a good sign.

I was quite happy with the acting in the film. Russell Brand is not the greatest actor in the world and a few of the girls are a bit grating but most of the main characters are OK, with good performances from Gemma Arterton and Talulah Riley. Colin Firth plays it gloriously straight though out and has some wonderful moments, whilst Rupert Everett is a constant joy to watch as Miss Fritton/Carnaby Fritton.

I won't go on about the behind camera stuff because that would be a bit pointless, apart from to say that it does the job. The editing had its moments and I did enjoy the little animated scene half way though. Although not really my taste in music generally, I thought the soundtrack was very good and suited the mood of the film well, although I would have like to have heard the St Trinian's original theme at the beginning of the film, if even for a few moments.

I was over all very happy with the film and am glad I went to see it, it ticked most of the boxes which I wanted and rarely let itself down.


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