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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Annabelle Fritton
... Carnaby Fritton / Camilla Fritton
... Beverly
... Kelly
... Taylor
... Celia
... Chloe
... Peaches
... Chelsea
... Polly
... Andrea
Holly Mackie ... Tara
Cloe Mackie ... Tania
Esme Thompson ... 1st Year Bookie
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}

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School Can Be A Riot.

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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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21 December 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Kick Ass Girls 1  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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In the film, it is shown that the rival school of St Trinian's is Cheltenham Ladies' College. This is the school that Talulah Riley's character Annabelle Fritton had previously attended. This is also the school that Talulah Riley herself has previously attended. See more »

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The first time Geoffrey Thwaites is looking round St Trinians, he dips his index finger into the glass of vodka but licks his middle finger. See more »

Quotes

[answering a fruit-based quiz question]
Matron: Papau.
Chelsea: Um...
Matron: Papau!
Chelsea: Um...!
Quiz host: I will have to hurry you, I'm afraid
Matron: PAPAU! PAPAU!
Chelsea: [tentatively] Is it... Pineapple?
Matron: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Quiz host: That is Correct!
[...]
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In the end credits, there is a credit which reads "MISS EVERETT'S COSTUMES BY..." See more »

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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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Defenders of Anarchy
(The St. Trinian's School Song)
Written by Charlie Mole
Lyrics by Ali Thompson
EMI Music Publishing, Ltd.
Performed by The Cast of St. Trinian's
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So awful, it's actually quite fun
21 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Annabelle Fritton joins St Trinian's, a school for 'young ladies' that prides itself on the anarchic doctrine of free expression. Fritton struggles to fit in at first, but manages to win them over as all the girls band together to try and save the school from bankruptcy.

Okay, so 'St Trinian's' is a pretty awful film, nobody is going to argue that. It's unashamedly predictable, full of stereotypical characters and clichéd scenes and sequences. At every turn, the film gets more and more absurd, and I found myself shaking my head continuously.

But here's the thing: as awful as it is, there's something about the film which stopped me from hating it. Because, to be fair, it was made to be awful. 'St Trinian's' is a good old-fashioned British pantomime on the big screen. You have the man in drag, you have the overly-stereotyped characters, you have the completely ridiculous story where nothing makes sense. Perhaps the only thing missing were songs but, other than that, this may as well have been a panto.

More than that, though, what endears me about the movie is just how much British talent is on offer. It's like a who's who of young British actors – Talulah Riley, Tamsin Egerton, Lily Cole, Juno Temple and Gemma Arteton to name just a few – all given their time to shine and doing a good job. Egerton, in particular, is excellent as the stupid blonde, getting by with her sex appeal and sheer good luck. It's also nice to see actors like Colin Firth, Stephen Fry and Rupert Everett especially make fun of themselves.

Like I say, this is a really awful film, but it's a movie so rubbish that it's actually quite good. I'll never voluntarily choose to watch 'St Trinian's'; but get me drunk enough the night before, and this is a more than adequate Sunday hangover movie.


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