Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

  • 12
  • Gurinder Chadha (2008)
  • US
  • 95 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Four years after Bride & Prejudice and some serious flirting with the Hollywood studios, Gurinder Chadha directs this very British coming-of-age yarn. Adapted from the first two books in Louise Rennison's Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, the film stars Georgia Groome (London to Brighton) as the hormonal heroine. She's the stuffed olive at a fancy dress party where all the other girls are dolled up like Playboy bunnies, and it's this self-effacing humour that is so endearing. Of course, Georgia is far too clever for her own good and has much to learn about love and loyalty. The material may seem familiar, but Chadha has a light touch and never patronises her audience. Instead of gross-out gags, she exploits the dry humour that comes from Georgia's quiet exasperation with her embarrassing parents (played by Alan Davies and Karen Taylor), uncomfortable undies, and sloppy snogs. And Aaron Johnson is surprisingly soulful as the wannabe rock star heart-throb.

Plot Summary

Comedy drama starring Georgia Groome. With her 15th birthday fast approaching, Georgia Nicolson has two aims in life - to throw the greatest party ever and persuade local hunk Robbie to become her first boyfriend. Putting aside worries about her squabbling parents, Georgia sets about learning the art of proper kissing with the help of friends Jas, Rosie and Ellen.

Cast and crew

Cast

Georgia Nicolson
Georgia Groome
Bob Nicolson
Alan Davies
Connie Nicolson
Karen Taylor
Robbie
Aaron Johnson
Jas
Eleanor Tomlinson
Rosie
Georgia Henshaw
Ellen
Manjeeven Grewal
Peter Dyer
Liam Hess
Miss Stamp
Ingrid Oliver

Crew

Director
Gurinder Chadha

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Paramount
Guidance: 
Sexual references, edited for language.
Available on DVD
Released 25 Jul 2008
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)
Categories
Comedy
Drama