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
The Funeral of Miss Fritten's dog is reminiscent of The Italian Job (1969), where the Mafia line the hill side in dark glasses to 'warn off' the gang. And in another reference to that film, when the girls blow up the shed, Tania says "you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off". See more »
When the emos are doing their part of Annabelle's makeover, they take out the style the chavs put there, but the posh totties did their makeover between the two. See more »
In which Shakespeare play would you find the following stage directions "exit pursued by a bear"?
Yes. Chas, Bedales.
Bedales Pupil 1:
Was it Winnie the Pooh?
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In the end credits, there is a credit which reads "MISS EVERETT'S COSTUMES BY..." See more »
Firstly this is a film for the tweenies (12-15 I would have thought) though on the night we went despite the 12a certificate there were 5 and 6 year olds there. Most of the humour was for kids, though there were enough references to amuse adults and lots of references to other films.
Everett was superb as a the headmistress, and remembering that this was slapstick, absolutely fine. Not so convinced by Colin Firth, but he was OK. Russell Brandt seemed nervous. Otherwise everone else played their roll perfectly. The young actors were splendid.
As stated, a good film for young teenagers who can identify with the schoolgirl antics, and in our cinema they were laughing from the beginning.
Not a patch on the originals? Well different. The originals were 40 to 50 years ago and they were made in a different age. I like them, but do they appeal to 12 and 15 year olds today? This is the problem with remakes, we always compare them with the "classic" and find them wanting.
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