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St. Trinian's (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Family | 21 December 2007 (UK)
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In order to save their bankrupt school, a group of troublesome girls stage a robbery with a group of geniuses on their backs

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Piers Ashworth (screenplay), Jamie Minoprio (additional material) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Talulah Riley ... Annabelle Fritton
Rupert Everett ... Carnaby Fritton / Camilla Fritton
Jodie Whittaker ... Beverly
Gemma Arterton ... Kelly
Kathryn Drysdale ... Taylor
Juno Temple ... Celia
Antonia Bernath ... Chloe
Amara Karan ... Peaches
Tamsin Egerton ... Chelsea
Lily Cole ... Polly
Paloma Faith ... Andrea
Holly Mackie Holly Mackie ... Tara
Cloe Mackie Cloe Mackie ... Tania
Esme Thompson Esme Thompson ... 1st Year Bookie
Bel Parker Bel Parker ... Aerial Girl
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Storyline

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 ripping off the girl with the pearl earring (a painting by Johannes Vermeer) might be the way out? Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

School Can Be A Riot.

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kick Ass Girls 1 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,832,594 (United Kingdom), 23 December 2007, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,830,239, 31 January 2008
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(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The plaster bust in the hallway is that of Alastair Sim in character as the original Miss Fritton in the original movie The Belles of St Trinian's. It can be seen twice in the early scenes of the new movie. See more »

Goofs

When Kelly writes 'HEIST' on the blackboard the 'e' and 'i' are joined together but in the next shot the letters are separate. See more »

Quotes

Miss Fritton: Don't you think I make a remarkable queen?
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, there is a credit which reads "MISS EVERETT'S COSTUMES BY..." See more »

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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes (2010) See more »

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On My Way to Satisfaction
Performed by Girls Aloud
Courtesy of Fascination Records
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Totally redundant and unfunny remake
13 July 2008 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

St Trinian's may market itself as a school for "young ladies" but, under the "leadership" of Miss Fritton, nothing could be further from the truth and anarchy is rife. Bank debts and the reforming agenda of a new Minister of Education put the school under threat though and, despite the many factions within the school, all must come together if they are to save the school and prevent them all being sent to a "proper" school by its closure.

Let me set out the scene here because I think it is important for you to understand "how" I saw this film to help you read my opinion in context. I'd had this film for a while on rental DVD but never really was too keen to see it – and my girlfriend had zero interest. So one night she was away for work and I had been hanging out drinking too much beer and enjoying a taste of temporary single life. Cutting a long story short, I ended up tipsy and decided to watch this film for some silly laughs. So to say the least I was in the best state possible to forgive this film and enjoy it. So it says a lot that I found it tiresomely unfunny and entirely pointless.

The question of whether or not the world needed a St Trinian's remake was one that didn't concern me at the time but, thinking about it, it really doesn't. Originally the films were not that great but at least the issue of schoolgirl were made in a bit more innocent times and not a period where child abuse and the sexuality of children is a regular subject of headlines and concern. So it is not an easy watch with modern eyes to see women dressed as schoolgirls oozing stockinged sexuality all over the screen, pouting like there is no tomorrow. Not that I minded that too much in my drunken state but it was still not that comfortable to watch. Regardless though I was not here to make moral judgements but rather to laugh and this was the bigger problem – there wasn't a single one to be had in the whole sorry affair. I could cope with the silly tone but this in itself is not "comedy" and, aside from the odd line here and there that was OK, most of it is just poor.

The cast can do very little other than embarrass themselves although they are very good at that. Everett, Firth, Fry and Brand do themselves no favours and other than the money I cannot see what attracted them to do it. The girls all pout and slink around the place but none of them are genuinely sexy – even Karan is lifeless, a surprise considering she sent thrills through me in Darjeeling Limited. This is a real shame because, other than the supposed sex appeal of the majority of the cast, none of the "girls" offer anything else of value or interest.

That St Trinian's is rubbish will surprise few people but it really is a harsh judgement that even when drunk and looking for basic, easy fun it still managed to totally fail me. Unfunny, unsexy and totally unnecessary.


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