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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)

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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.

Director:

Gurinder Chadha

Writers:

Gurinder Chadha (screenplay), Paul Mayeda Berges (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Georgia Groome ... Georgia Nicolson
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... Robbie (as Aaron Johnson)
Karen Taylor ... Connie Nicolson
Alan Davies ... Bob Nicolson
Eleanor Tomlinson ... Jas
Georgia Henshaw Georgia Henshaw ... Rosie Barnes
Manjeeven Grewal Manjeeven Grewal ... Ellen
Kimberley Nixon ... Wet Lindsay
Sean Bourke ... Tom
Tommy Bastow ... Dave the Laugh
Liam Hess Liam Hess ... Peter Dyer
Eva Drew Eva Drew ... Libby
Steve Jones ... Jem
Imogen Bain Imogen Bain ... Headmistress
Ingrid Oliver ... Miss Stamp
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Storyline

Angus the fluffy cat retains its dignity even in a crazy Eastbourne family, unlike them. Eldest daughter Georgia is completely besotted with 'Stiff Dylans' band hottie Robbie, who just moved in from London and helps run an organic groceries shop with his brother Tom, whom her best friend Jas has the hots for. Peter Dyer calls Georgia his best ever kissing-course pupil, but she ignores him and later the brothers' other classmate Dave the Laugh. Robbie was considering to dump haughty Lindsay, but reconsiders given the immature brat's apparent cruelty. Thus manipulative Georgia keeps changing her mind about a grand birthday party and her father's career opportunities as engineer in New Zealand, while mother seems to flirt with hunky interior decorator Jem. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive content involving young teens, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£929,246 (United Kingdom), 27 July 2008, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film has received a "PG-13" rating for suggestive content involving young teens and language, even though the language is not strong. This marks the first film from Nickelodeon Movies to receive that rating. See more »

Goofs

When the girls are playing netball, when Jas and Georgia are arguing, for a brief moment Georgia is shouting at an extra. See more »

Quotes

Georgia Nicolson: I don't care anymore about looking perfect, it's so overrated! I don't need a nose job or blond hair, cos my sex-god boyfriend likes me JUST the way I am!
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Big Fish, Little Fish
Written by Nik Martin
Performed by Nik Martin
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An enjoyable comedy
31 July 2008 | by catchingfire18See all my reviews

As a fan of the books I was expecting a lot from 'Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging' and although a lot of things from the books were included, a lot was changed or left out altogether, which at first I found slightly disappointing.

Having separated the film from the books and viewing the film just as it is, I thought this was a solid romantic comedy about a fourteen year old girl (Georgia Nicholson) going through all the ups and downs of being a teenager - boys, kissing, friends, fall-outs, family problems etc.

The lead character was portrayed well by Georgia Groome, who showed Georgia's many different sides from a self-obsessed drama queen to a caring and insightful young woman. Although the four young leads over acted at times, this helped to accentuate the drama of being a teenager.

'Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging' is aimed in particular at 12-16 year olds (although it's themes will appeal to females of all ages). That's not to say that males will not enjoy it, anyone who is or has been a fourteen year old can relate to the main character and her issues.

There are some very cheesy moments, and if you don't like clichéd and 'disney' type films then this isn't for you. However I think that for it's genre, 'Angus, Thongs...' has just the right mix of romance, laughter and also some very touching scenes between Georgia and her parents. Overall 'Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging' is a hilarious, light hearted film, which I thoroughly enjoyed!


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