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Chalet Girl (2011)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  14 October 2011 (USA)
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Former skateboard champion Kim wants to make more money after her mother's tragic death. She joins the elite posh servicing company, which sends her off to Austria.

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Miquita Oliver ...
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Rick Edwards ...
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Chandra Ruegg ...
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Angela Curran ...
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Charlie Tebbetts ...
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Mario Netzer ...
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Gregor Bloéb ...
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Pretty tomboy Kim Matthews, 19, used to be a champion skateboarder - but now she's stuck in a dead end job trying to support her Dad. Opportunity comes knocking in the form of a catering job in the one of the most exclusive chalets in the Alps. At first, Kim's baffled by this bizarre new world of posh people, champagne and skiing - but then she discovers snowboarding, and the chance to win some much-needed prize money at the big end-of-season competition. But before she can become a champion again, Kim's going to have to dig deep to overcome her fears. Hard enough, without the complicating factor of Jonny, her handsome - though spoken for - boss... Written by Official site

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£677,716 (UK) (18 March 2011)

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$1,201 (USA) (21 October 2011)
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Trivia

The quote attributed to Kim's mother "You've got brains in your head. You've got feet in your shoes." is from Dr. Seuss's "Oh, the Places You'll Go" See more »

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Mikki says that he enters the snowboard competition every year but the competition is sponsored by Roxy. This is the female side of Quiksilver and as such their comps are only for female competitors, making it impossible for him to enter. See more »

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Jonny: I have an idea that i would like to run through you. How, how , how would you feel if we didn't get married? How, how would that sit with you?
Chloe: Good idea
Jonny: Really?
Chloe: [nods]
Jonny: You're okay with this?
Chloe: Of course I'm not okay with it.
Jonny: Look, I understand it's bad timing.
Chloe: Do you really?
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Chloe: Ending a 5 year relationship in the middle of our engagement party? Yes, I think that constitutes bad timing.
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 8 February 2011 (2011) See more »

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Upside Down
Performed by Paloma Faith
Written by Belle Sara Humble, Jos Jorgensen, Andy Love and Paloma Faith
Copyright Control courtesy of Covert Music Ltd
Published by Global Talent Publishing
Published by Universal Music Publ. Ltd
Published by Reverb Music Ltd
Master Recording Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
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Felicity Jones is great as Chalet Girl. :)
26 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Felicity Jones is such a great up and comer, she will certainly have a long career ahead of her, she's got an extremely likable screen presence. The story of Chalet Girl is sweet and innocent, but not too innocent, the character of Kim makes thus film not the annoying cheesy romance it so easily could have been.

If it was American it would not have been as enjoyable, even the one American character in the film (Brooke Shields), is the most annoying of all of them, even though she plays trophy wife to perfection she is still very mean and annoying.

Ed Westwick impressed me also, I thought he wouldn't be able to shake off the whole Chuck Bass characterization, but Henie convincing as the nice rich boy who falls for the working class Kim.

The alps where the movie is filmed are absolutely gorgeous, it's movies like this that make you want to go on holidays. The performances all round are wonderful but like I said earlier this movie belongs to Jones. She's just lovely.

I hope you enjoy it. Quite different to the usual romantic comedy but much better also. :)


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