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Fast Girls (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | 15 June 2012 (UK)
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A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.

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Regan Hall

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lenora Crichlow ... Shania Andrews
Phil Davis ... Brian
Jamie Howard Jamie Howard ... Craft
Jahvel Hall Jahvel Hall ... Evs
Richie Campbell ... Daze
Tiana Benjamin ... Tara Andrews
Chani Bentsi-Enchill Chani Bentsi-Enchill ... Neesha
Miles Constable Miles Constable ... Toddler
Michelle Joseph Michelle Joseph ... Auntie P
Lily James ... Lisa Temple
Rupert Graves ... David Temple
Emma Fielding ... Ellie Temple
Louise Ford Louise Ford ... Jane
Chloe Michaud Chloe Michaud ... Danielle Lloyd
Mark Penfold Mark Penfold ... GB Qualifiers Official
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A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.

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Chase Your Dreams. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Belles et rapides See more »

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The film begins in the winter of 2011, evident from the date on the security camera monitor in an early shot. The finale of the film takes place at the World Championships, which is raced outdoors and in the summer, but are here advertised as taking place in 2011. This is impossible, for they would have needed to have taken place six months prior to the film's beginning for them to be the "2011 World Championships". See more »

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Trix Warren: [referring to David Temple] I would.
Shania Andrews: What? The man's old enough to be your...
Trix Warren: My sugar daddy!
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Referenced in Fast Girls: Running on the Red Carpet (2012) See more »

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Strivin'
Performed by Tor Cesay featuring Seanie T
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One for the teens
6 February 2015 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

First of all let me say that this review probably won't portray this film particularly fairly. I should never have watched it to begin with. Fast Girls is clearly aimed at the younger generations - probably from age 10-17. For they will never have seen much like it before and enjoy the characters and soundtrack (mainly hip hop - I believe, but then again, I probably couldn't recognise hip hop if it hopped up and down on my head).

Fast Girls is about a poor girl from a run down area of London who just happens to be exceptionally fast. Therefore she qualifies for the British athletics team and goes away to train with them. However, there's a spoilt, blonde rich girl who got an A* in bitchiness for her GCSEs and loves nothing more than running down (no pun intended) anyone she perceives as poor, faster than her or from a run-down area of London - ooh-er, there could be friction here.

So, our poor, fast heroine from a run-down part of London must prove herself both socially and on the track. Not to mention become friends with the bitchy rich blonde girl. Do you think they manage to live happily ever after? Well, that depends on whether you've ever watched a film before. Only children may wonder whether it's all going to end smelling of roses.

Fast Girls is marketed as a 'feel good' film. I suppose it is. It (coincidentally!) came out around the same time as the London 2012 Olympics and does its best to cash-in on the general sporty mood of the nation.

In short. I hated this film. It's packed full of clichés and it's not even funny. But then I seriously doubt that I was ever the intended audience. I should probably chalk it up to a lesson on checking out a film before I watch it to make sure that it's more something I'd enjoy.

However, like I say, for the younger (less cynical) generations, it's probably got everything they could ever want - strong female role models, a love story and great (if you like that sort of thing) music to accompany it.

4/10 from me.

8/10 for anyone under 17 (I am now officially speaking on behalf of the youth of today!)


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