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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 July 2008 (UK)
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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Georgia Nicolson
... Robbie (as Aaron Johnson)
... Connie Nicolson
... Bob Nicolson
... Jas
Georgia Henshaw ... Rosie Barnes
Manjeeven Grewal ... Ellen
... Wet Lindsay
... Tom
... Dave the Laugh
Liam Hess ... Peter Dyer
Eva Drew ... Libby
... Jem
Imogen Bain ... Headmistress
... Miss Stamp
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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25 July 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging  »

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£929,246 (United Kingdom), 27 July 2008, Limited Release
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Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

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When the girls are rating each others looks, Ellen is eating pizza, but misses her mouth. See more »

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Rosie Barnes: Phwoar, they are sex gods!
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References For Your Eyes Only (1981) See more »

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Bridal Chorus
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Sung by Libby
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An enjoyable comedy
31 July 2008 | by See 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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